100 Questions & Answers About Hydrocephalus

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sep 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 250 pages
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Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone with hydrocephalus, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Hydrocephalus provides authoritative, straightforward answers to the most common questions asked by patients and parents of children with this disorder. This easy-to-read text is a comprehensive guide to understanding the causes, symptoms, and risks associated with this condition. It covers diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment follow up, and much more. 100 Questions & Answers About Hydrocephalus is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil caused by hydrocephalus.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Anatomy of the Brain
5
Types of Hydrocephalus
17
Recognizing Hydrocephalus
23
Hydrocephalus Associated with Specific Conditions
33
Radiological Picture of Hydrocephalus
41
Common Bedside Procedures in Hydrocephalus
57
Indications for Surgery for Hydrocephalus
67
Special Circumstances with Indwelling Shunts
141
Hydrocephalus Shunts and Pregnancy
151
Neuropsychologic Deficits in Hydrocephalus
161
Intraventricular Hemorrhage of the Newborn
167
Benign External Hydrocephalus
173
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
179
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
195
LongTerm Outcome of Hydrocephalus
205

Shunts The Basics
73
Shunt Surgery
89
Alternatives to Shunting
111
FollowUp of Patients with Shunts
125
FollowUp of Patients with Hydrocephalus Without a Shunt
135
Resources
209
References
213
Glossary
217
Index
227
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