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Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in cavities called ventricles deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain. - The Mayo Clinic

Deep Dive into Hydrocephalus


About Hydrocephalus

Cerebrospinal fluid usually flows through the ventricles and bathes the brain and spinal column. But the pressure of too much cerebrospinal fluid can damage brain tissues and cause a range of symptoms related to brain function. For more information, visit The Mayo Clinic webpage.

Maryland Treatment Cente

Once a type of hydrocephalus is suspected by a primary physician, one or more of the following tests are usually recommended to confirm the diagnosis and assess the person’s candidacy for shunt treatment. It is important that at this point a neurosurgeon and/or neurologist become part of the medical team. Johns Hopkins Medicine can provide treatment options for those requiring it. Visit their treatment page for more information.

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