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Hydrocephalus: Intracranial Pressure, Myelination, and Neurodevelopment

  • Patrick W. Hanlo
  • Rob H. J. M. Gooskens
  • Peter W. Vandertop
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Abstract

The actual importance of hydrocephalus as a neurological disorder is severely underestimated. The incidence of congenital and infantile hydrocephalus is reported to be 0.48–0.81 per 1000 live births and stillbirths [7,17]. Cases of secondary hydrocephalus are seldom included in the incidence and prevalence figures.

Keywords

Psychomotor Development Brain Maturation White Matter Damage Intracranial Compliance Shunt Implantation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick W. Hanlo
    • 1
  • Rob H. J. M. Gooskens
    • 2
  • Peter W. Vandertop
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery/Pediatric NeurosurgeryUniversity Medical Center UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Child NeurologyUniversity Medical Center UtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Neurosurgery, University HospitalVrije Universiteit AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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