Best Hydrocephalus Treatment In Dubai

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles of the brain. CSF surrounds the brain and the spinal cord and when the circulatory path gets blocked fluid begins to accumulate causing the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase resulting in hydrocephalus.

Different Types Of Hydrocephalus

There are various types of hydrocephalus

Communicating Hydrocephalus

Communicating hydrocephalus occurs when the flow of CSF is blocked after it exits the ventricles. The word ‘communicating’ means that the CSF can flow between the ventricles.

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Non- Communicating Hydrocephalus

Non-communicating hydrocephalus is also known as obstructive hydrocephalus and occurs when the flow of CSF or the passage connecting the ventricles is blocked. One of the common causes is Aqueduct stenosis which is the narrowing of a small passage between the third and fourth ventricles of the brain.

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

NPH or normal pressure hydrocephalus is a kind of communicating hydrocephalus that usually occurs in elderly people and may result from head trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, infection, tumor, or complications of the surgery.

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Acquired Hydrocephalus

Congenital hydrocephalus is present from birth and may be caused by events or causes due to fetal developments, or genetic abnormalities.

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Acquired Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus acquired at birth or later can impact people of any age, stemming from factors such as infection, tumor, trauma, or other diseases.

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Hydrocephalus Ex- Vacuo

Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo occurs when stroke, degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or any other traumatic injury occurs to the brain which results in brain tissue shrinking with relative increase in the ventricle size.

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Symptoms Of Hydrocephalus

Symptoms of Hydrocephalus

These symptoms aren’t normally present all at the same time and only a few symptoms of hydrocephalus are seen at a time. If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, Consult the Best Neurosurgeon for further treatment of hydrocephalus in Dubai.

Diagnosis Of Hydrocephalus

If suspected by the physician then one or more of the following tests are recommended to confirm the diagnosis.

Brain images to detect the enlarged ventricles-

  • MRI 
  • CT or CAT scan

CSF tests to predict the shunt responsiveness and/ or to determine shunt pressure

  • Lumbar or spinal tap- large volume
  • External lumbar drainage
  • Measurement of CSF outflow resistance

Treatment Of Hydrocephalus

In the predominant approach to addressing hydrocephalus, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is typically employed, involving the insertion of a tube into the brain’s ventricles. This tube is then tunneled beneath the skin, ultimately finding placement in the abdominal peritoneal cavity. For certain cases of hydrocephalus, an alternative option exists, wherein patients may undergo endoscopic ventriculostomy without the necessity of a shunt tube placement.

In addition to hydrocephalus surgery in Dubai, it offers a range of alternative options. If you’ve received a hydrocephalus diagnosis and surgical recommendation, don’t hesitate to seek a second opinion from the best Neurosurgeon in Dubai.

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Dr. Arun Rajeswaran

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