Were you looking for information about Hydrocephalus? Hydrocefalus is a common misspelling of hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus is a condition caused by excessive fluid buildup in the brain (once known as "water on the brain"). This condition occurs when cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) -- a clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord -- accumulates in the spaces in the brain, causing them to expand. This expansion causes potentially harmful pressure on the tissues of the brain. There are different forms of hydrocephalus, and the symptoms vary depending on the type of condition. If left untreated, hydrocephalus is fatal in most cases.
(To read more, click Hydrocephalus. This article takes a closer look at other possible symptoms of this condition and how it is diagnosed, as well as treatment options that are available. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)