Are there different types of hydrocephalus?

Are there different types of hydrocephalus?

The two major types of hydrocephalus are called communicating hydrocephalus and non-communicating hydrocephalus. Communicating hydrocephalus occurs when the flow of CSF is blocked after it exits the ventricles.

What is non communicative hydrocephalus?

Noncommunicating hydrocephalus occurs when CSF flow is obstructed within the ventricular system or in its outlets to the arachnoid space, resulting in impairment of the CSF from the ventricular to the subarachnoid space. This MRI axial image demonstrates dilatation of the lateral ventricles.

Why is communicating hydrocephalus called?

Communicating Hydrocephalus This form is called communicating because the CSF can still flow between the ventricles, which remain open.

What is communicable hydrocephalus?

Communicating hydrocephalus occurs when full communication occurs between the ventricles and subarachnoid space.

What is the treatment for communicating hydrocephalus?

Patients with communicating hydrocephalus benefit from placement of a ventriculoperitoneal or ventriculoatrial shunt. Depending on the etiology of the hemorrhage, specific valves are used that have MRI lock features or off-valve settings to help manage the patients through their conditions.

What causes Reye syndrome?

The exact cause of Reye’s syndrome is unknown, but it most commonly affects children and young adults recovering from a viral infection – for example a cold, flu or chickenpox. In most cases, aspirin has been used to treat their symptoms, so aspirin may trigger Reye’s syndrome.

Can you recover from Reye’s syndrome?

There is no cure for Reye’s syndrome. However, symptoms can sometimes be managed. For example, steroids help reduce swelling in the brain.

What are the side effects of aspirin?

COMMON side effects

  • conditions of excess stomach acid secretion.
  • irritation of the stomach or intestines.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • heartburn.
  • stomach cramps.

What is 81mg of aspirin used for?

Low-dose aspirin (81 mg) is the most common dose used to prevent a heart attack or a stroke.

Why can’t you lay down after taking aspirin?

Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine, to make sure the pills have gone through the esophagus into the stomach. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience painful swallowing or feel that the medicine is sticking in your throat.

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