The average adult produces about one pint of CSF daily. When an injury or illness alters the circulation of CSF, one or more of the ventricles becomes enlarged as CSF accumulates. In an adult, the skull is rigid and cannot expand, so the pressure in the brain may increase profoundly. Hydrocephalus is a . Aug 13, 2019 · The term hydrocephalus is derived from the Greek words "hydro" meaning water and "cephalus" meaning head. As the name implies, it is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. Although hydrocephalus was .
There are several types of hydrocephalus, including normal pressure hydrocephalus (seen in older adults), obstructive hydrocephalus and congenital hydrocephalus. Causes of hydrocephalus include head injury, surgery, bleeding in the brain, tumors, genetic problems or infection. Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. The name means “water on the brain.” Brain damage can occur as a result of the fluid Author: Amanda Delgado And Valencia Higuera.
Symptoms of Hydrocephalus. Headaches and nausea are common symptoms of adult-onset hydrocephalus. Other signs of the condition are difficulty focusing the eyes, unsteady walking, weakness of the legs, sudden falls, and a distinctive inability to walk forward, as if the feet are stuck to the floor. The Hydrocephalus Association’s National Conference on Hydrocephalus offers adult attendees an opportunity to find the information, resources, and support they need to live confidently with their condition. Join us in Portland, Oregon, July 9-11, 2014.