- an accumulation of serous fluid within the cranium, especially in infancy, due to obstruction of the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, often causing great enlargement of the head; water on the brain.
Origin of hydrocephalus
Examples from the Web for hydrocephalus
Contemporary Examples of hydrocephalus
Nancy was born with meningitis, septicemia, and hydrocephalus.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life
November 4, 2014
Historical Examples of hydrocephalus
I suppose the same must happen on compressing the hydrocephalus externus?Zoonomia, Vol. II
"Hydrocephalus," he muttered with set jaw and drawn eyebrows.
As he moved away he dragged at his beard and murmured: "Hydrocephalus, not a doubt of it."
Compression, infraction, hydrocephalus, and meningocele are common.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Every form of hydrocephalus may follow the rachitical process.
- accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain because its normal outlet has been blocked by congenital malformation or disease. In infancy it usually results in great enlargement of the headNontechnical name: water on the brain
Word Origin and History for hydrocephalus
- A usually congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue.
- A usually congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of and injury to brain tissue. If hydrocephalus becomes progressive, a shunt is surgically placed to reduce pressure by conducting fluid away from the brain, usually to the peritoneum.