Conditions and Causes of Hydrocephalus

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. Learn more

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. Learn more


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. Learn more

Intraventricular Hemorrhage

IVH of the newborn is bleeding into the fluid filled cavities of the baby’s brain. Learn more


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

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. Learn more


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