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Congenital hydrocephalus is a condition present at birth in which too much cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects inside the brain. Fluid may not drain from the brain's passageways (ventricles) or may not be absorbed as it should be. This leads to increased pressure within the brain.
Usually a baby with this condition will have a bigger head than other babies the same age. Early treatment—before age 4 months—is important to help limit or prevent brain damage.
Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffJohn Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineChristian G. Zimmerman MD, FACS, MBA - Neurological Surgery
Current as of:
December 12, 2018
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christian G. Zimmerman MD, FACS, MBA - Neurological Surgery
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