Treatment of Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is usually treated by diverting the cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) to a place in the body where it can be absorbed.

How is Hydrocephalus treated?

Some forms of hydrocephalus require no specific treatment or are temporary and do not require treatment on a long-term basis. However, most forms do require treatment and this is usually surgical.

Drugs have been used for many years but they may have unpleasant side effects and are not often successful.

Some children and adults with hydrocephalus will develop seizures. For information on epilepsy and treatment see the Epilepsy action website:

You may be asked to have a lumbar puncture to help your specialist decide which treatment is best for you. Click here for more information on Lumbar Punctures.

To learn more about these treatment options, select an option below for more information.

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