Cause There Is Fluid In The Fetal Head?
Tonight, I want to ask what causes fluid in the head of the fetus, and how to handle it … Is it dangerous ..
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Hydrocephalus is a condition of accumulation of brain fluid that occurs abnormally in the brain cavity called the ventricle. Brain fluid is produced by the choroid plexus which then circulates through the ventricular system in the brain and is reabsorbed into the blood vessels. The amount of brain fluid that is circulating is constant and has many functions such as a source of nutrition and also protecting brain tissue from direct injury. Hydrocephalus occurs because of an imbalance between the production and absorption of brain fluid, so that brain fluid accumulates and causes the ventricles to enlarge and pressure in the brain to increase. In the case of infants because the crown has not closed, the increased pressure in the head is compensated by an abnormally enlarged head.
Hereditary or congenital hydrocephalus is caused by the following conditions:
1. Narrowing of the ventricular system
2. Nerve tube disorders since the early development of the baby in the womb
3. Arachnoid cysts
4. Dandy-Walker Syndrome
5. Chiari Malformation
At present there is no specific way to prevent hydrocephalus, and the only treatment is surgery. With early detection and immediate operative management, it is expected to improve the child's future condition. One method of surgery is to make a shunt tube with the aim of draining excess brain fluid into other body parts, most often into the abdominal cavity. Installation of the hose can maintain brain fluid under normal pressure.
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