In this Article
- Hydrocephalus facts
- What is hydrocephalus?
- What are the different types of hydrocephalus?
- Who gets this hydrocephalus?
- What causes hydrocephalus?
- What are the symptoms and signs of hydrocephalus?
- How is hydrocephalus diagnosed?
- What is the current treatment for hydrocephalus?
- What are the possible complications of a shunt system?
- What is the prognosis for hydrocephalus?
- What research is being done on hydrocephalus?
- Where can I get more information about hydrocephalus?
- Find a local Neurologist in your town
What research is being done for hydrocephalus?
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research related to hydrocephalus in laboratories and clinics at the NIH and support additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country. Much of this research focuses on finding better ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure disorders such as hydrocephalus. The NINDS also conducts and supports a wide range of fundamental studies that explore the complex mechanisms of normal and abnormal brain development.
Where can I get more information about hydrocephalus?
For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute's Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Information also is available from the following organizations:
870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-732-7040 888-598-3789
Hydrocephalus Support Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 4236
Chesterfield, MO 63006-4236
National Hydrocephalus Foundation
12413 Centralia Road
Lakewood, CA 90715-1623
Tel: 562-924-6666 888-857-3434
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health. Hydrocephalus Fact Sheet.
Last Editorial Review: 2/16/2011
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