Getting the Diagnosis, Part 1

By the time you receive the diagnosis for the condition of hydrocephalus, it is likely that you or your child have already been through a gamut of tests.

This first of a three-part series describes the process of being diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Articles include:


With newborns, hydrocephalus is detected almost immediately as the child’s head may be larger than normal or misshapen. However, with older children or adults, hydrocephalus usually starts to reveal itself with a variety of signs and symptoms weeks or months before it is detected.