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Hydrocephalus-Water Head Baby Syndrome

Updated on February 25, 2009

 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

      caringbridge.org/visit/noahbagwell

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      fsdfsd 6 years ago

      this is a bad syndrome rip shara

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      Brittany 5 years ago

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

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      Atlantaa 5 years ago

      Poor Kids :(

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      Brittany 5 years ago

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

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      Atlantaa 5 years ago

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

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      Brittany 5 years ago

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

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      Atlantaa 5 years ago

      awh poor b****es

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      Jenny 5 years ago

      yall are going to hell!!

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      Atlantaa 5 years ago

      im sorry :(

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      Brittany 5 years ago

      no im noottt, atlanta is!!

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      Atlantaa 5 years ago

      STFU!!!!!!!!!!!

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      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!!!

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      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

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      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

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      snelson0916 5 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....

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      cat 4 years ago

      So sad. Sending prayers for u and your family.

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      Kole 3 years ago

      Feel bad why is this happening to this children

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      Waterheadlover 2 years ago

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

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