Hydrocephalus Association

For every 1,000 babies born in this country, one to two will have hydrocephalus, and over 1 million people in the U.S. currently live with hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles, where there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. As CSF builds up, it causes the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase. There is currently no known way to prevent or cure hydrocephalus and the only treatment option today requires brain surgery. The most common treatment for hydrocephalus—and the most common procedure performed by...
By Amanda Garzon, Communications and Marketing Manager and Ashly Westrick, Research Manager at the Hydrocephalus Association . The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is proud to be a member of Research!America. HA is a charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the challenges of hydrocephalus by stimulating research, as well as helping people who are affected by this condition through education, support, and advocacy initiatives. HA views research as a critical part of our mission. Hydrocephalus is a condition characterized by the abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within cavities of the brain. Nearly one million Americans ’€“ including children, seniors, and even veterans ’€“...
By Amanda Garzon, Communications and Marketing Manager and Ashly Westrick, Research Manager at the Hydrocephalus Association . The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is proud to be a member of Research!America. HA is a charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the challenges of hydrocephalus by stimulating research, as well as helping people who are affected by this condition through education, support, and advocacy initiatives. HA views research as a critical part of our mission. Hydrocephalus is a condition characterized by the abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within cavities of the brain. Nearly one million Americans ’€“ including children, seniors, and even veterans ’€“...

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