6 symptoms of Hydrocephalus in Babies

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6 symptoms of Hydrocephalus in Babies

  1. 1. 6 symptoms of6 symptoms ofhydrocephalus in Babieshydrocephalus in BabiesLearn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
  2. 2. DefinitionDefinitionHydrocephalus: is abnormalaccumulation of cerebrospinalfluid within the ventricles andsubarachnoid spaces.Learn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
  3. 3. CSFCSFCirculatiCirculationonObstruction to the flow of CSF at any point,results indilatation of the venticular system proximal to theobstruction with profound effect on intracranial pressure.Learn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
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  5. 5. IncidenceIncidence• 1/1000 live birthLearn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
  6. 6. 6 Signs and6 Signs andSymptomsSymptoms- Irritability, vomiting- Head enlargement- Setting sun sign- Cracked pot- Trans illumination- Suture diastasesLearn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
  7. 7. Learn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
  8. 8. Radiological criteriaRadiological criteria• Size of temporal horn is ≥ 2mm in width• Frontal horn/ internal diameter > 0.5• Mickey mouse ventricles• Periventericular edema• Sagital MRI shows upwards bowing of corpus callosumLearn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
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  10. 10. Learn more about Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net

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