noncommunicating hydrocephalus


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ob·struc·tive hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

hydrocephalus secondary to a block in cerebrospinal fluid flow in the ventricular system or between the ventricular system and spinal canal.

noncommunicating hydrocephalus

ob·struc·tive hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

(ŏb-strŭk'tiv hī'drō-sef'ă-lŭs)
Hydrocephalus secondary to a block in cerebrospinal fluid flow in the ventricular system or between the ventricular system and spinal canal.
Synonym(s): noncommunicating hydrocephalus.

noncommunicating hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus in which a blockage at any location in the ventricular system prevents flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the subarachnoid space.
See also: hydrocephalus
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It can impair drainage of the lateral ventricle and cause ventricular dilatation and patients often present with signs and symptoms of noncommunicating hydrocephalus.