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hydrocephalus

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...

Increased Intracranial Pressure

Increased Intracranial Pressure

Increased Intracranial Pressure Intracranial pressure (ICP) is the pressure in the skull that results from the volume of three essential components: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), intracranial blood volume and central nervous...

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Hydrocephalus

Definition: Hydrocephalus is a condition caused by an imbalance in the production and absorption of CSF in the ventricular system. When production exceeds absorption, CSF accumulates, usually under pressure, producing...