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The main symptoms of dropsy of the brain

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Hydrocephalus (dropsy of brain) is the result of an excess of cerebrospinal fluid directly into the spaces between the meninges and the ventricles of the brain. This disease also may develop after some diseases and injuries.


Main causes of hydrocephalus

the Reason for this can be various lesions of the meninges and the brain. In the majority of cases, the hydrocephalus occurs after craniocerebral trauma or as a complication of infectious diseases such as meningoencephalitis or meningitis.

the disease may be associated with utrudnieniem back flow of blood directly from cranial cavity, such a breach may cause.

  • blood clots in the sinuses;
  • pathology of venous vessels;
  • adhesions and scar process in the cavity of the outlet veins.

Also, the cause of dropsy can be:

  • parasites in the brain;
  • high blood pressure;
  • tumors
  • renal disease.

Sometimes, hydrocephalus is associated with the growth of spinal or cerebral hernia and hypoplasia of the brain.


Symptoms of hydrocephalus

depending on the time of appearance of hydrocephalus is divided into acquired and congenital, and the nature of the course of the disease is divided into chronic and acute.

the Disease is accompanied by neurological symptoms such as:

  • paresis of the extremities of the individual;
  • palsy;
  • the violation of muscle tone and reflexes;
  • a change in gait;
  • a violation of statics and coordination.

Also among the symptoms of hydrocephalus there is a decrease in visual acuity, sometimes to experience 100 % blindness.

Among the clinical manifestations of hydrocephalus note the symptoms that are characteristic of high intracranial pressure: nausea, vomiting and headache.

Directly in the diagnosis, in addition to history and also conduct additional examinations, which allow to establish the etiology, stage, form and severity of symptoms of this disease. For this purpose, use techniques such as:

  1. echoencephalography;
  2. oscillography;
  3. angiography;
  4. ventriculography.

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