Pathophysiology of congenital and neonatal hydrocephalus.

  title={Pathophysiology of congenital and neonatal hydrocephalus.},
  author={James Pat McAllister},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  volume={17 5},
The pathophysiology of congenital and neonatal hydrocephalus is not well understood although the prognosis for patients with this disorder is far from optimal. A major obstacle to advancing our knowledge of the causes of this disorder and the cellular responses that accompany it is the multifactorial nature of hydrocephalus. Not only is the epidemiology varied and complex, but the injury mechanisms are numerous and overlapping. Nevertheless, several conclusions can be made with certainty: the… CONTINUE READING


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