Conditions and Causes of Hydrocephalus

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The Hydrocephalus Program offers treatment for hydrocephalus stemming from all causes. Types can include:

  • Communicating hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus

Brain Tumors

The term brain tumor refers to an unusual growth of tissue seen in the brain irrespective of the nature and cause of the growth.

Choroid Plexus Brain Tumor

In children, tumors of the choroid plexus are rare, overwhelmingly benign papillomas Grade 1 that generally occur in young infants.


Hydrocephalus is primarily an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. There are many cause of hydrocephalus, which can be congenital or acquired in nature. In some children, the cause remains unknown.

Intraventricular Hemorrhage

IVH of the newborn is bleeding into the fluid filled cavities of the baby's brain.


Meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the linings that cover the spinal cord and the brain.

Spina Bifida

Please see Myelomeningocele for further information.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

TBI is an injury to the brain from direct or indirect physical force to the head and/or brain.


Ventriculomegaly is a congenital condition in which the ventricles of a fetus/baby are abnormally large.