Were you looking for information about Hydrocephalus? Hydrocephelus is a common misspelling of hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus is a type of condition that occurs when extra fluid accumulates in the brain, causing pressure. There are several types of hydrocephalus, and the symptoms of this condition will vary based on which type of hydrocephalus you have. A healthcare provider can use several tests to diagnose this condition, including an ultrasound, CT scan, and pressure-monitoring techniques. Hydrocephalus is typically treated surgically with a placement of a shunt system. If left untreated, the condition can be fatal.
(Click Hydrocephalus for more detail on hydrocephalus, including information on possible symptoms and how the disorder is diagnosed and treated. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)