Hydrocephalus-Water Head Baby Syndrome

 The term hydrocephalus comes from two Greek words, hydro (water) and cephalus (head). The condition hydrocephalus is caused by water on the brain. A large amount of cerebrospinal fluid collects in the cavities of the brain which creates pressure on the skull. The result is an enlarged head, convulsions, and intellectual disability. Hydrocephalus can also be caused by too much cerebrospinal fluid being produced, which makes it difficult for the fluid to drain properly. Other causes are complicated head injuries and infections. Convulsions and mental retardation are caused when accumulated cerebrospinal fluid causes the brain to compress. Hydrocephalus happens in approximately one out of every 500 live births. In the past if was fatal. Today, however, shunts are inserted to remove extra fluid. If left untreated, hydrocephalus can result in mental retardation. Symptoms are: coma, papilledema, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting and headaches.

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joyfuljennyb 6 years ago

my son has this please follow his caringbridge page


fsdfsd 5 years ago

this is a bad syndrome rip shara

Brittany 5 years ago

i feel so bad for the victims of water head )=

Atlantaa 5 years ago

Poor Kids :(

Brittany 5 years ago

SHutttt up Atlanta you don't care about these kids, your an evil little girl! =D

Atlantaa 5 years ago

Bahahahhahaha maybee they wont die!!!!!!!!!(:

Brittany 5 years ago

bwahhahaaa, they prolly will because they have water in their brain!!

Atlantaa 5 years ago

awh poor b****es

Jenny 5 years ago

yall are going to hell!!

Atlantaa 5 years ago

im sorry :(

Brittany 5 years ago

no im noottt, atlanta is!!

Atlantaa 5 years ago


me 5 years ago

They are just as precious of angels as EVERY other baby!!! I wish I could take the pain for them & their families!!!

Damon 5 years ago

How could yall poke fun? What if it were your children huh..its a shame you immature f--ks aint got no sense

diamond 5 years ago

my mom told me her sister was pregnant and didn't want anyone to know so she wore a gridle her entire pregnancy and her baby was born with a water head......i think that is cure

snelson0916 4 years ago

what the hell is wrong with you people? Atlantaa & Brittany? You better pray hard nothing like this happens to anyone in your family or your own kids.....good luck....you are some sick minded people.....you are both evil....

cat 4 years ago

So sad. Sending prayers for u and your family.

Kole 2 years ago

Feel bad why is this happening to this children

Waterheadlover 2 years ago

Hey, I have an idea. It begins with an A and ends with Bortion.

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