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What is Hydrocephalus in newborn

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The buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain is known as hydrocephalus. The extra fluid expands the ventricles, which exerts pressure on the brain. The brain and spinal column are generally bathed in cerebrospinal fluid, which circulates through the ventricles.

Presenting clinical features :

  • Headache.
  • Vision that is hazy or double.
  • A toddler’s head has grown abnormally huge.
  • Lethargy or sleepiness.
  • Vomiting or nausea.
  • Unstable equilibrium.
  • Downward-looking eyes (sunsetting of eyes)
  • Coordination issues.

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