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Treatment of Hydrocephalus

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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1776
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
20772

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
2263
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
31944

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1798
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
24021

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1655
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
21324

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1656
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
21603

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1781
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
24218

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1960
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
28102

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1734
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24502

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1992
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
27933

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1723
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
24498

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1677
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
21606

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1798
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
24202

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1668
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
21427

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
1582
Treatment of hydrocephaly one of methods: by ventriculostomy brain, by csf shunting, installation of subcutaneous ventricular reservoir
20114

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Hydrocephaly Diagnostics
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About the disease

Hydrocephalus is the build-up of water in the skull, when brain begins to swell. It can result in physical and intellectual impairments, that is why it needs to be treated once diagnosed in order to avoid complications.

This condition is most prevalent in young children and the elderly. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), 1 baby in 1000 is born with this disease. Hydrocephalus develops if there is an excessive amount of cerebrospinal fluid. This can happen if person`s brain produces too much of this fluid or if the blood vessels are not able to absorb it properly. It can also develop if there is blockage of the brain. This condition can be congenital if a child has defects of the spinal column or if the mother contracted infections during pregnancy, such as rubella. It can develop in little children because of meningitis, which is an infection of the central nervous system. It can also occur after the brain injury or brain tumor.

Symptoms

  • Bulge on the surface of the skull
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased skull size
  • Poor muscle strength
  • Fussiness
  • Brain seizures
  • Problems with eating
  • Irritability
  • Loss of coordination
  • Poor memory
  • Headaches

Children with this condition cry in a high voice and it's extremely difficult to pacify them. Toddlers and young children of 3-7 years old experience behavioral changes, it`s difficult for them to study and concentrate. Older people who have this condition can begin falling down suddenly without initial loss of consciousness.    

Diagnosis

  • General physical test helps doctor to see if the structure of the skull is abnormal, if patient`s eyes are sunken in and if head circumference is bigger than it needs to be for the child`s age.
  • Reflex test is used to determine if person`s reflexes work properly.
  • MRI scan can determine if there is an excessive amount of the cerebrospinal fluid.

Treatment

Treatment of hydrocephalus aims to restore the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid to prevent it from damaging the brain tissues.

In most cases patient needs to undergo surgery.

  • Shunt insertion is the most common type of surgery for this condition. A shunt, which is a special drainage device, is inserted into the brain from one side and into the chest from another. Thus, the excess fluid is transported to the place, where it can be absorbed. Such transplant is usually worn permanently.
  • Ventriculostomy is another surgery, used more rarely, during which a hole is done between the ventricles, which makes it possible for the excess fluid to efflux from the brain.

After surgery, person is able to live a long life, but he needs to lead a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent occurrence of seizures. 

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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