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is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricle
cavities of the brain, which causes the ventricles to enlarge
and the pressure inside the head to increase. Check these websites
for more information about hydrocephalus.
- Association for Spina Bifida and
- Lots of
useful information and articles from this British organization.
- A good overview
from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress
of Neurological Surgeons. Covers diagnosis, treatment, recovery,
role of the neurosurgeon, glossary, and frequently asked questions.
- The Hydrocephalus Association
- This organization's
website offers general information about hydrocephalus, newsletter
articles, links, and information about the organization.
- Part of
O'Reilly Company's "Patient-Centered Guides," this
website features monthly articles, organizations and resources.
The material is taken from Chuck Toporek and Kellie Robinson's
excellent book, Hydrocephalus: A Guide for Patients, Families,
and Friends (O'Reilly & Associates, 1999).
- This fact
sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke (NINDS) explains what hydrocephalus is and provides information
about treatment, prognosis, research, and additional sources
- The Hydrocephalus Foundation,
- The website
of this nonprofit organization offers basic information about
hydrocephalus and the organization, and provides links to other
- International Federation for
Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida ("if")
members are national organizations for spina bifida and hydrocephalus
in more than 30 countries. The "if" website includes
basic information about hydrocephalus and spina bifida, a newsletter,
links to information and other resources, as well as information
about the organization.
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- Specific Disorders
(e.g., Dandy Walker Syndrome, Spina
- Resources in your state
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