VOANews Video: Hydrocephalus Can Go Undiagnosed In Elderly
Hydrocephalus is sometimes known as "water on the brain." Hydrocephalus is the buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Normally, this fluid cushions your brain.
When you have too much cerebrospinal fluid, it puts harmful pressure on your brain. Hydrocephalus can permanently damage the brain, causing physival and mental problems. If untreated, it is usually fatal. With treatment, many people live normal lives with few limitations.