obstructive hydrocephaly

obstructive hydrocephaly

[əb′strək·tiv ‚hī·drə′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
Accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain ventricles caused by obstruction of the passage of the fluid from the ventricles to the subarachnoid space. Also known as internal hydrocephaly; noncommunicating hydrocephaly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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