hydrocephaly


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Related to hydrocephaly: meningitis, microcephaly, cretinism, spina bifida

hydrocephalus

, hydrocephaly
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 head

hydrocephaly

[‚hī·drə′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
Increased volume of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull.
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Which are supported by some earlier studies on rats and rabbits where clomiphene citrate was associated with gastroschisis, stunted limb, cleft palate and hydrocephaly (Bernustein, 1970; Morris, 1970).
54,55) In the brain and CSF AQP4 predominates, and dysfunction of this system may result in cerebral edema and hydrocephaly Localization of AQP4 in cells associated with osmoregulation suggests that this aquaporin might be involved with osmoregulation, and malfunctions of the system could result in such common conditions as hypertension.
The intracranial pressure caused by Carla's hydrocephaly was so severe that she could not lift her head, turn over, sit up, speak, or grasp objects.
There are in- utero infants from midterm pregnancy to nine months, some perfectly formed, others blighted with such congenital deformities as hydrocephaly, spina bifida, cleft palate and conjoined twinning (Siamese twins).
Disabilities shown by the other 153 children at the age of two-and-a- half years were many and varied, ranging from general slowness in mental growth to seizures or hydrocephaly - the build-up of fluid in the cranium.
Medical doctors in Vietnam do not, by and large, have the resources to carry out longterm public health studies, but some doctors report that in sprayed areas, certain birth defects have become more common: anencephaly (absence of all or part of the brain), spina bifida (a malformation of the vertebral column), and hydrocephaly (overproduction of cerebrospinal fluid, causing a "swelling" of the skull).
An ultrasound test had shown her baby to have a condition known as hydrocephaly - excessive water in the brain which swells the baby's head.
Mary-Dorothy Line of Marina del Rey, said she had the dilation and evacuation procedure last July because her son had hydrocephaly and other problems.
Reese will live with permanent blindness, cerebral palsy from the brain damage, an inability to swallow most foods (he is fed through a tube in his stomach), hydrocephaly (an inability of the brain to drain its own fluids - a plastic shunt in his head keeps him alive), microcephaly (stunted head and brain growth), a seizure disorder requiring permanent medication, extremely limited physical ability (he can't roll over, crawl or walk) and a host of other medical problems.
Plasminogen deficiency and hydrocephaly are observed frequently (22).
Neurological hydrocephaly occurred together with leptomeningeal involvement in the presented case.
1 [micro]g/g BW dose group were hydrocephaly (Figure 1G), underdeveloped eyes and meromelia (Table 1).