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 (hī′drō-sĕf′ə-ləs) also hy·dro·ceph·a·ly (-lē)
A usually congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue.

[New Latin, from Greek hudrokephalon : hudro-, hydro- + kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]

hy′dro·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk), hy′dro·ceph′a·loid′ (-loid′), hy′dro·ceph′a·lous (-ləs) adj.


(ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs) or


(Pathology) 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. Nontechnical name: water on the brain
hydrocephalic, ˌhydroˈcephaloid, ˌhydroˈcephalous adj


(ˌhaɪ drəˈsɛf ə ləs)

also hy`dro•ceph′a•ly,

an accumulation of serous fluid within the cranium, esp. in infancy, due to obstruction of the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, often causing great enlargement of the head; water on the brain.
[1660–70; < Late Latin hydrocephalus (morbus) water-headed (sickness), translation of Greek tò hydroképhalon páthos. See hydro-1, -cephalous]
hy•dro•ce•phal•ic (ˌhaɪ droʊ səˈfæl ɪk) adj., n.
hy`dro•ceph′a•lous, adj.
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Noun1.hydrocephalus - an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies


[ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsefələs] Nhidrocefalia f


n. hidrocéfalo, acumulación de líquido cefalorraquídeo en los ventrículos del cerebro.


n hidrocefalia; normal pressure — hidrocefalia normotensiva
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As to purulent meningitis, mater enhancement is not common in enhancement scanning, and only few cases were observed with inorganic adhesion and communicating hydrocephalus because of effusion.
Meningitis with Ependymitis, Choroid Plexitis & Communicating Hydrocephalus
Based on this result, he performed choroid plexus extirpation in four infants with communicating hydrocephalus by open surgery.
Leptomeningeal involvement presents as meningitis, cranial nerve (CN) palsies (most commonly CN 2, 3, 4, and 7), and communicating hydrocephalus.
Traditionally, the obstruction may be within the ventricular system, resulting in noncommunicating hydrocephalus or the impairment of circulation is through the subarachnoid space or defective absorption in the venous system, resulting in communicating hydrocephalus.
Communicating hydrocephalus in a mature Goffin's cockatoo (Cacatua goffini).
Another reported an extensive mediastinal mass and yet another reported a mediastinal enteric cyst with pancreatic tissue and was associated with a communicating hydrocephalus.
The floor of the third ventricle (where the endoscopic stoma is made) is often abnormal in these patients, there is usually an element of communicating hydrocephalus, and the failure rate of ETV is higher in infants than in older children.
Communicating hydrocephalus may be secondary in leptomeninges or dura involvement with abnormal resorption of cerebral-spinal liquid.
Furthermore, the occurrence of various stages of ependymal denudation within full-term spina bifida aperta (SBA) fetuses suggests that there may be a continuation of the process after birth and that cases of communicating hydrocephalus could soon develop into noncommunicating hydrocephalus (Figures 1 and 2) [8, 14-16].

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