Difference between revisions of "Hydrocephalus"

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[[A]] [[Condition]] marked by [[Dilatation]] of the [[Cerebral]] [[Ventricles]], most often occurring [[Secondarily]] [[To]] [[Obstruction]] of the [[Cerebrospinal fluid]] pathways and accompanied by an [[Accumulation]] of [[Cerebrospinal fluid]] [[Within]] the [[Skull]], the [[Fluid]] is usually [[Under]] increased [[Pressure]], [[But]] occasionally may [[Be]] [[Normal]] [[Or]] nearly so. It is typically characterised by [[Enlargement]] of the [[Head]], [[Prominence]] of the [[Forehead]], [[Brain]] [[Atrophy]], [[Mental]] [[Deterioration]] and [[Convulsions]], may [[Be]] [[Congenital]] [[Or]] [[Acquired]] and may [[Be]] of [[Sudden]] onset ([[Acute]] h.) [[Or]] [[Be]] slowly [[Progressive]] ([[Chronic]] [[Or]] [[Primary]] b.).
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a [[condition]] marked by [[dilatation]] of the [[cerebral]] [[ventricles]], most often occurring [[secondarily]] to [[obstruction]] of the [[cerebrospinal fluid]] pathways and accompanied by an [[accumulation]] of [[cerebrospinal fluid]] within the [[skull]], the [[fluid]] is usually under increased [[pressure]], but occasionally may be [[normal]] or nearly so. It is typically characterised by [[enlargement]] of the [[head]], [[prominence]] of the [[forehead]], [[brain]] [[atrophy]], [[mental]] [[deterioration]] and [[convulsions]], may be [[congenital]] or [[acquired]] and may be of [[sudden]] onset ([[acute]] h.) or be slowly [[progressive]] ([[chronic]] or [[primary]] b.).
  
Origin: [[Gr]]. Kephal = [[Head]]
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Origin: [[gr]]. Kephal = [[head]]
 
 

Latest revision as of 11:18, 19 April 2007

Hydrocephalus

a condition marked by dilatation of the cerebral ventricles, most often occurring secondarily to obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways and accompanied by an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the skull, the fluid is usually under increased pressure, but occasionally may be normal or nearly so. It is typically characterised by enlargement of the head, prominence of the forehead, brain atrophy, mental deterioration and convulsions, may be congenital or acquired and may be of sudden onset (acute h.) or be slowly progressive (chronic or primary b.).

Origin: gr. Kephal = head