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Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

While pregnant, my mother was in a near fatal car accident, resulting in her spending her first trimester in a comatose state and my being diagnosed in vitro with hydrocephalus, a life-altering, life-threatening condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, resulting in pressure on the brain.

Anyone at any age may be diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Head injuries suffered by our military members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have increased the numbers of those living with the condition. Currently, there is no prevention for hydrocephalus — and there is no cure. The most common treatment is brain surgery to implant a medical device known as...

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