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Hydrocephalus

(historic image from Hess, 1922)

This can be a defect of cerebrospinal fliud (CSF) flow, leading to enlarged ventricles and head, separated skull cranial sutures and fontanelles. Obstruction of CSF flow can occur at any time (prenatally or postnatally) and leads to accumulation of within the ventricles. The time of onset will have different effects and should be compared to the equilivant neurological events that are occuring.

Ventricular obstruction usually occurs at the level of the cerebral aqueduct (narrowest site), but can occur elsewhere, and can also be caused by a viral infection.


Links: Congenital Hydrocephalus



Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, May 19) Embryology Hydrocephalus.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Hydrocephalus.jpg

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current11:56, 26 January 2010Thumbnail for version as of 11:56, 26 January 2010320 × 432 (29 KB)S8600021 (talk | contribs)Hydrocephalus (historic image from Hess, 1922) This is a defect of cerebrospinal fliud (CSF) flow, leading to enlarged ventricles and head, separated skull cranial sutures and fontanelles. Obstruction of CSF flow can occur at any time (prenatally or post