Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the ventricles (fluid-containing cavities) of the brain and may increase pressure within the head. Although hydrocephalus often is described as "water on the brain," the "water" is actually CSF.
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the Adult-onset NPH mainly occurs in adults age 60 and older.
Headaches and nausea are common symptoms of adult-onset hydrocephalus. Other signs of the condition are difficulty focusing the eyes, unsteady walking.
Adult-onset hydrocephalus is not commonly discussed in the literature, especially regarding its demographic distribution. In contrast to pediatric hydrocephalus.
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