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Podcast: What is Hydrocephalus?

Dr George Jallo explains what hydrocephalus is, how it is diagnosed and the treatment ...

Date: 11/26/2010

Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon George Jallo, MD, explains what hydrocephalus is, how it is diagnosed and the treatment options available.

Program Notes:

0:15     What is hydrocephalus?
1:09     Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)
1:51     Overproduction of CSF fluid
2:49     1:500 to 1:1000 of children have it
3:49     Signs of hydrocephalus in young children
4:47     Symptoms of hydrocephalus in older children
5:20     Diagnosing hydrocephalus
6:05     Diverting fluid from the brain
7:10     Catheters and antibiotics
8:09     Obstruction in the brain
9:04     Why we use shunts
9:42     End

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