Hydrocephalus of the brain may be congenital or acquired. According to statistics, every 500 newborn is born with this disease. It can also occur in older children and adults as a consequence of the transferred mother during pregnancy, diseases, birth trauma, prematurity, infections of the CNS, strokes, falls, tumors.

Diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus

Early, timely diagnosis gives a better chance for a cure and a consequent absence of complications. The symptoms are easy to identify at the early stages of pregnancy during the ultrasound examination. The risk of disease in infants is problematic during pregnancy, infectious diseases of the mother.
Hydrocephalus may occur in children middle-aged at-risk, in such cases, it is very important to start the treatment.

The accumulation of fluid in the brain very often accompanied by irreversible age-related changes. If not diagnosed, not treated in time, it can lead to serious consequences and even death.

The effects of hydrocephalus

If the disease has been diagnosed and necessary treatment is lacking, in adult patients can quickly develop the following symptoms: unbearable headaches, muscle weakness, urinary incontinence, ceasing eyeballs, lack of coordination of gait, dementia. Cognitive abilities atrophy, impaired perception of reality, appears double vision.

In children with a diagnosis of "hydrocephalus" disease is shown in the large size of the head compared to the torso, shortness of breath, bulging fontanel, unwillingness to turn the neck, the constant shrill cry.
Monitoring of risk groups children and adults, early identification of symptoms, appropriate treatment will help to reduce the impact of disease to a minimum.

At an early stage of the disease in most cases treatment is medication. If the hydrocele has a tendency to rapid growth, then resort to surgical bypass surgery and endoscopyan.

The most severe consequences, according to studies observed in the middle course of the disease. Even after treatment, you may experience impaired development of speech, tongue-tied and stuttering. Quarter after disorder people are calm with slow, the same percentage of patients demonstrating aggressive and anti-social behaviour and only 5% complete idiots.