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Water on the Brain
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which abnormally widened (dilated) cerebral spaces in the brain (ventricles) inhibit the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull and puts pressure on the brain tissue. An enlarged head in infants and increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure are frequent findings but are not necessary for the diagnosis of Hydrocephalus. There are several different forms of Hydrocephalus: communicating hydrocephalus, non-communicating hydrocephalus or obstructive hydrocephalus, internal hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and benign hydrocephalus.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Tel: (914)997-4488 Fax: (914)997-4763 Tel: (888)663-4637 Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com
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National Hydrocephalus Foundation 12413 Centralia Rd. Lakewood, CA 90715-1653 USA Tel: (562)924-6666 Fax: (562)924-6666 Tel: (888)857-3434 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.nhfonline.org
Hydrocephalus Association 4340 East West Highway Ste 950 Bethesda, MD 20814 USA Tel: (301)202-3811 Fax: (301)202-3813 Tel: (888)598-3789 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.hydroassoc.org
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Cellebroersstraat 16 Brussels, B1000 Belgium Tel: 32025020413 Fax: 32025021129 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.ifglobal.org
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke P.O. Box 5801 Bethesda, MD 20824 Tel: (301)496-5751 Fax: (301)402-2186 Tel: (800)352-9424 TDD: (301)468-5981 Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
Shine 42 Park Road Peterborough, PE1 2UQ United Kingdom Tel: 01733555988 Fax: 08454507755 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/
Hydrocephalus Support Group, Inc. 1933 Mistflower Glen Ct. Chesterfield, MO 63005-4236 USA Tel: (636)532-8228 Fax: (314)251-5871 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. 976 Lake Baldwin Lane Orlando, FL 32814 USA Tel: (407)895-0802 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc. 910 Rear Broadway Route 1 Saugus, MA 01906 Tel: (781)942-1161 Fax: (781)231-5250 Email: HyFII@netscape.net Internet: http://www.hydrocephalus.org
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario 555 Richmond St W PO Box 103 Ste 1006 Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3B1 Canada Tel: 4162141056 Fax: 4162141446 Tel: 8003871575 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.sbhao.on.ca
Dandy-Walker Alliance, Inc. 10325 Kensington Pkwy Suite 384 Kensington, MD 20895 Tel: (877)326-3992 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.dandy-walker.org
International Hydranencephaly Support Group 11634 203rd Street Maple Ridge BC, V2X 4T9 Canada Tel: 6044598691 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.hydranencephaly.com
Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation 29 Crest Loop Melville, NY 11747 Tel: (718)966-2593 Internet: http://www.CSFinfo.org
Fetal Hope Foundation 9786 South Holland Street Littleton, CO 80127 USA Tel: (303)932-0553 Tel: (877)789-4673 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.fetalhope.org
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