types of hydrocephalus
There are two main types of hydrocephalus
occurs before, during, or soon after birth, or later in life because of a medical condition that existed at birth.
occurs later in life because something is preventing the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain from draining properly.
occurs when something prevents the CSF from circulating properly. It is called “communicating hydrocephalus” because the parts of the brain that circulate the CSF are not communicating or “talking to each other” properly.
NON-COMMUNICATING (OBSTRUCTIVE) HYDROCEPHALUS
occurs when something blocks the flow of CSF so it cannot circulate properly.
Hydrocephalus is also categorized by the effect it has inside the skull.
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cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
fluid produced in the brain containing proteins, electrolytes, and nutrients that cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury