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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Syed Ahsan Hussain, M.D.[2]

Overview

The hallmark of hydrocephalus is headache. Other symptoms includeDouble vision, Convulsion, Vomiting, Nausea, Fever, Respiratory depression, Irritability, Muscle spasms and Loss of bladder control.

History

The hallmark of hydrocephalus is headache. A positive history of headache, doubling of vision and vomiting are suggestive of hydrocephalus.[1][2]

Symptoms

Symptoms of hydrocephalus include headache, double vision, and vomiting. Common symptoms of hydrocephalus.[1][2]

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of hydrocephalus include:

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of hydrocephalus:

History & Symptoms

Infants:

Older children:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kirkpatrick M, Engleman H, Minns RA (January 1989). "Symptoms and signs of progressive hydrocephalus". Arch. Dis. Child. 64 (1): 124–8. PMC 1791823. PMID 2923462.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chattha AS, Delong GR (March 1975). "Sylvian aqueduct syndrome as a sign of acute obstructive hydrocephalus in children". J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry. 38 (3): 288–96. PMC 491910. PMID 1151409.



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