Enlarged Brain Ventricles?


Enlarged brain ventricles found on a CT Scan or MRI are a diagnostic for hydrocephalus, a condition that can affect unborn babies, as well as children and adults when fluid builds up in the skull causing the brain to swell.

For infants and children, signs of hydrocephalus include abnormal head enlargement, bulging fontanels, prominent scalp veins, vomiting, sleepiness, headache, nausea and downward deviation of the eyes.

Symptoms for adults include difficulty waking, cognitive issues, chronic headaches and incontinence.

In unborn babies, hydrocephalus can be caused by birth defects, genetic defects or infections during pregnancy such as rubella. In children it can be caused by meningitis, trauma or tumors.

Quick treatment of hydrocephalus is extremely important, seek medical assistance immediately if you suspect you or someone you know may have symptoms of hydrocephalus.
Q&A Related to "Enlarged Brain Ventricles"
Enlarged brain ventricles are a sign of Hydrocephalus and is commonly
Enlarged ventricles in the brain have actually been found in relation to schizophrenia. Many who suffer from this disorder have enlarged ventricles and it seems they grow over time.
When the ventricles of the heart become enlarged, blood flow is obstructed. A condition in which the left ventricle enlarges is called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
My son has 100% complete regurgitation into his right ventricle. He was born with a Congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. When he had his "full repair" done
Explore this Topic
The thalamus is the part of the brain that lies between the cerebral hemispheres on either side of the third ventricle. The thalamus is important in relaying of ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com