An Introduction to Hydrocephalus: Congenital and Late-Life Onset

  • Michael R. Meager
  • Michelle Kramer
  • David M. Frim
  • Maureen A. Lacy


This chapter will commence with a basic introduction to the ventricular system and the subsequent development of hydrocephalus. Next, a review of the literature on congenital hydrocephalus will be presented addressing specific cognitive domains. This will be followed by a synopsis of the emotional and adaptive implications of this condition in children.


Spina Bifida Cerebral Spinal Fluid Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Chiari Malformation Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael R. Meager
    • 1
  • Michelle Kramer
    • 1
  • David M. Frim
    • 1
  • Maureen A. Lacy
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatry and Behavioral NeurosciencesUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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