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Symptoms and Diagnosis | Hydrocephalus Association adult hydrocephalus onset


Headaches and nausea are common.

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.

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a brain disorder in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates in the brain's ventricles, causing thinking and reasoning problems, difficulty walking, and loss of bladder control.​ Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a brain disorder in.

Common signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in infants include: Among adults 60 years of age and older, the more common signs and.