Nursing Care Plan – Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus is characterized by an abnormal increase in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume within the intracranial cavity and by enlargement of the head in infancy. Pressure from increased fluid volume can damage the brain tissue. Hydrocephalus results from two major causes: obstruction of CSF flow (noncommunicating hydrocephalus) or faulty CSF absorption or overproduction of CSF (communicating hydrocephalus).
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