Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the ventricles (fluid-containing cavities) of the brain and may increase pressure within the head. Although hydrocephalus often is described as "water on the brain," the "water" is actually CSF.
Hydrocephalus can occur at any age, but is most common in infants and adults age 60 and older. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders.
Headaches and nausea are common symptoms of adult-onset hydrocephalus. Other signs of the condition are difficulty focusing the eyes, unsteady walking.
Hydrocephalus can happen at any age, but it occurs more frequently among infants and adults 60 and over. Surgical treatment for.
Adult hydrocephalus is one of the only reversible causes of dementia. Neurosurgeon Dr. Guy McKhann aims to educate others about its diagnosis and treatment.