Progress in neuroimaging techniques has led to accumulation of an extensive body of information on hydrocephalus. Whereas most of the current classifications of this disorder are oversimplified, others are either not sufficiently specific or do not adequately reflect the variability of its characteristics, and as such, are of little help for pragmatic purposes and for patient prognostication. In this communication, a contemporary classification of hydrocephalus is presented, bearing in mind its role in the clinical management of cases, and its place in further research of the disorder.
KeywordsHydrocephalus Classification Cerebrospinal fluid pathways Pathophysiology Revision
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