hydrocephaly


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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
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hydrocephaly

[‚hī·drə′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
Increased volume of cerebrospinal fluid in the skull.
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The moderate hydrocephaly of one infant at TEA disappeared by the time of the last US.
The second most common abnormality was hydrocephaly encountering 5.45% (n: 12).
Structural brain abnormalities such as lissencephaly, hydrocephaly, and corpus callosum agenesis have been reported in a comprehensive study of mosaic trisomy 9 syndrome cases.
The 'natural' birth that I had so often been congratulated for was, in all likelihood, the cause of his hydrocephaly, and who is to know whether the gains associated with vaginal births outweigh this very substantial threat that was introduced.
Late TOP for achondroplasia, hydrocephaly or Down's syndrome could not be justified since they are viable abnormalities, but not lethal.
TRoCA recorded a low rate for spina bifida, high rates for anencephaly, hydrocephaly, and cleft palate without cleft lip, and a very high rate of limb reduction defects in the region.
Acute hydrocephaly occurs uncommonly and with uncertain etiologies.
Some children may have an intellectual deficit, in particular in case of complicated hydrocephaly [1, 2].
Achievements and progress in studying hydrocephaly inevitably fall short of elucidating the entire mechanism of HCP after SAH.
He said Zika, which is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same species responsible for dengue and chikungunya, is feared to cause hydrocephaly on children born by infected mothers.
In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies, influenza or influenza-like illness in the first trimester was associated with an increased risk of congenital fetal abnormalities such as cleft lip, neural tube defects, hydrocephaly, and congenital heart defects.
Furthermore, the patients' records were analyzed for the presence of neonatal and maternal risk factors such as gestational age, birth weight, APGAR scores at 1 and 5 minutes, mode of delivery, gender, multiples pregnancy, preeclampsia, maternal diabetes, early membrane rupture, placenta ablatio, blood transfusion, clinical sepsis, respiratory distress syndrome, necrotizing enterocolitis, intracranial hemorrhage, hydrocephaly, and assisted conception techniques.