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- Enlargement of the head circumference in an infant
- Bulging fontanelle
- Dilation of the scalp veins
- Abnormal neurologic examination
- Mental status change:
Imaging of the brain can detect changes consistent with increased pressure in the brain.
Tests for hydrocephalus includes:
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PubMed Hydrocephaly References
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- Cowan JA, McGirt MJ, Woodworth G, Rigamonti D, Williams MA. The syndrome of hydrocephalus in young and middle-aged adults (SHYMA). Neurol Res. 2005 Jul;27(5):540-7. 
- Hebb AO, Cusimano MD. Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: a systematic review of diagnosis and outcome. Neurosurgery. 2001 Nov;49(5):1166-84. 
- Marmarou A, Young HF, Aygok GA, Sawauchi S, Tsuji O, Yamamoto T, Dunbar J. Diagnosis and management of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus: a prospective study in 151 patients. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jun;102(6):987-97. 
- Measuring the health status of children with hydrocephalus by using a new outcome measure. J Neurosurg. 2004 Nov;101(2 Suppl):141-6.