Hydrocephalus 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 Hydrocephalus
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.
Hydrocephalus Center
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).
Hydrocephalus Fact Sheet
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 of information.
The Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc. (HyFI)
The website of this nonprofit organization offers basic information about hydrocephalus and the organization, and provides links to other resources.
International Federation for Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida (“if”)
“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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Brain Injuries
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Specific Disorders (e.g., Dandy Walker Syndrome, Spina Bifida)
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