secondary hydrocephalus


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sec·on·dar·y hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

an accumulation of fluid in the cranial cavity, due to meningitis or obstruction to the venous flow.

secondary hydrocephalus

Etymology: L, secundus, second; Gk, hydor, water, kephale, head
hydrocephalus that develops after an injury, hemorrhage, or infection, such as syphilis or meningitis.

secondary hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus following injury or infections such as meningitis or syphilis.
See also: hydrocephalus
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