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Hydrocephalus

  • By: Khoi D. Than M.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The word hydrocephalus is derived from the Greek words meaning “water” and “head,” and thus is defined as the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain, causing their enlargement and swelling. The estimated prevalence ...

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