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WHAT IS HYDROCEPHALUS?

 

    Ventricular System in the Brain

 

hydrocephalus and normal ventricles

HYDROCEPHALUS is developing in the upper image. Notice how the ventricular system is becoming larger compared to the lower image. The ventricles are becoming round. On the lower image you can see the front parts of both the left and right ventricles. On the upper image, the large frontal horn of the left ventricle (nearest the viewer) is blocking the right frontal horn from view. Since the skull is a closed space containing the brain, increasing the size of the fluid compartment (the ventricles) begins to displace the adjacent parts of the brain resulting in neurological symptoms.

 

 

 

 

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