About the book
Hydrocephalus is one of the common yet complex conditions seen and managed in clinics particularly in neurosurgical practice. Hydrocephalus can be either due to obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathway or over production or reduced absorption of the CSF. These scenarios can be caused by a number of congenital and acquired conditions. Clinical presentation and clinical features of the hydrocephalus depends on the age at the time of presentation and underlying conditions responsible for the development of the hydrocephalus. This book is intended to share the advancements in the understanding of the causes and pathology of hydrocephalus, investigations approaches and technologies available to divert CSF flow and to elaborate on minimally invasive management strategies (i.e. endoscopy) to treat hydrocephalus. Recent advancements have resulted in the improved outcomes in patients with hydrocephalus; however still there are many areas where there is need to carry out more research. There is a need to understand the long term outcome of these patients which include their functional recovery as well as their ability to get integrated into the normal life.