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Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is an excessive amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in chambers of the brain known as ventricles. Hydrocephalus is caused by an imbalance between the production and absorption of CSF.

A diagrammatic vertical section through the brain showing the location of the ventricles and the direction of flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is formed by the choroid plexuses (CP), mainly in the lateral ventricles, and drains into the blood via the arachnoid villi and the spinal nerve roots

Hydrocephalus: also known as "water in the brain," is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain. This may cause increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, tunnel vision, and mental disability. Hydrocephalus can also cause death.

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion | We've put together an explanation of what actually happens to these football players' brains — or anyone's brain — when they get a concussion. Right now your brain is perfectly balanced in your skull, suspended in cerebrospinal fluid that provides protection for the brain.

Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see

Kundalini Shakti resides in a coiled form (also known as Serpent Energy) at the bottom of our spinal cord. Once the Kundalini Shakti gets “diksha” (direction), it starts flowing from the bottom of our spine where the brain can completely alchemize its energy into vital hormones and higher spiritual energy. Once a full Kundalini has been awakened, it completes the circuit from the genital parts to the brain through the spine.

Current approaches to enhance CNS delivery of drugs across the #brain barriers. (Free full text. Int J Nanomedicine. 2014 May 10;9:2241-57. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S61288. eCollection 2014.) #braincancer #braintumor #glioma #bloodbrainbarrier #Alzheimers #Parkinsons

Nile Mitchell, 5, was diagnosed with #craniopharyngioma and underwent a minimally invasive surgery (through the nose) performed by Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Komansky Center for Children's Health ( weillcornellbrain... ). 98% of the tumor was removed. The residual 2% was stuck to the brain, where doctors will monitor it and, if necessary, prescribe radiation doses to kill it.

An aneurysm is an abnormal, weak spot on a blood vessel that causes an outward bulging or ballooning of the arterial wall. These weak spots can involve all walls of the blood vessel (fusiform aneurysm), form a sac from one wall (saccular) or separate the vessel walls (dissecting). An aneurysm can affect any vessel in the body but only those in the head can cause a serious medical condition, a hemorrhagic stroke when they rupture, which can lead to brain damage and death. It is estimated that up to one in 15 people in the United States will develop a brain aneurysm during their lifetime. Brain aneurysms are often discovered when they rupture, causing bleeding into the brain or the space closely surrounding the brain called the subarachnoid space, causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured brain aneurysm can lead to a hemorrhagic stroke, brain damage and death. The main goals of treatment once an aneurysm has ruptured are to stop the bleeding and potential permanent damage to the brain and to reduce the risk of recurrence. Unruptured brain aneurysms are sometimes treated to prevent rupture. Learn more about treatment options for a brain aneurysm. Incidence Rates of Brain Aneurysms Brain aneurysms are an uncommon disorder of the blood vessels that are usually acquired with age and affect approximately 6% of the United States population. The annual incidence of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in the U.S. exceeds 30,000 people. Ten to 15 percent of these patients will die before reaching the hospital and over 50 percent will die within the first thirty days after rupture. Of those who survive, about half suffer some permanent neurological deficit The most significant risk factors are cigarette smoking and having a close relative who had an aneurysm. The average age at presentation is usually 40 to 60 years old. Aneurysms are found more commonly in females than in males (3:2), and 20% of patients have multiple (two or more) aneurysms.

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Lung Cancer May Be Treatable With Use of SapC-DOPS Technology - SapC-DOPS consists of a lysosomal protein, saposin C (SapC), and a phospholipid named dioleoylphosphatidylserine (DOPS), which are combined and assembled into tiny cavities, or nanovesicles, to target and kill various forms of cancer cells.

This booklet from the Brain and Spine Foundation has information on subarachnoid haemorrhage for patients and carers. Read it online at www.brainandspine...