Conditions and Causes of Hydrocephalus
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
The choroid plexus is the tissue that lies in the cavities of the brain (called ventricles and there are four of them) that creates the fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) which surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord.
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.
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.
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.