Hydrocephalus was once known as “water on the brain” as it is characterized by excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, excessive accumulation of CSF results in abnormal widening of the spaces in the brain called ventricles. Hydrocephalus may be congenital or acquired. Congenital hydrocephalus is present at birth and may be caused by events or influences that occur during fetal development. Acquired hydrocephalus develops at the time of birth or at some point afterward and may be caused by injury or disease.

SYMPTOMS:

  • downward deviation of the eyes
  • irritability
  • rapid increase in head circumference or unusually large head size
  • seizures
  • sleepiness
  • vomiting

If you are concerned that your child is suffering from hydrocephalus, contact the Houston birth injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law. Call us today at 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a confidential and free initial consultation form, which only takes a few minutes to complete.