Hydrocephalus Underlying Cause
The brain produces cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. The fluid flows around the brain and spinal cord, and is then drains into the bloodstream.
Normally, the production of cerebrospinal fluid is equal to the amount drained. Hydrocephalus occurs when the fluid builds up in the brain. This can be caused by an increase in production, obstruction to the flow, or reduced rate of drainage.
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