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Hydrocephalus and Cerebral Fluid Disorders Center

The multidisciplinary experts at the Johns Hopkins Cerebral Fluid Center evaluate and treat patients with all conditions affecting cerebrospinal fluid (also called CSF or “spinal fluid”) and how it accumulates within cavities called ventricles that are inside the brain.

These conditions include:

  • Hydrocephalus (including normal pressure hydrocephalus, obstructive hydrocephalus and congenital hydrocephalus)
  • CSF Leak
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri (also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension or IIH)
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A Team-Based Approach to CSF Disorders

The Cerebral Fluid Center at Johns Hopkins is a unique environment where neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain experts and therapists work together on your treatment. Read more.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus | Patricia's story

Patricia couldn’t get a diagnosis for her problems with balance, memory and bladder function. She consulted Abhay Moghekar at the Johns Hopkins Cerebral Fluid Center, where she learned she had normal pressure hydrocephalus and underwent successful treatment.

Pseudotumor Cerebri | Ashley's Story

After visiting 30+ physicians, Ashley was diagnosed with the rare condition known as pseudotumor cerebri. She turned to Johns Hopkins whose experts worked as a team to implant a stent, a new approach to treating this condition.

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Maryland Patients

Thank you for your interest in the Hydrocephalus Center at Johns Hopkins. Learn how to request an appointment or refer a patient.

Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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