|Related to/Also known as||Spina Bifida|
|Symptoms of Hydrocephalus
||Hydrocephalus is caused by a build up of cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. It can occur in association with Spina Bifida. Other causes include infections such as meningitis, premature birth, a head injury or a stroke. Hydrocephalus can lead to problems with skills such as concentration, short-term memory, organisation and co-ordination.|
|Useful national contacts||Shine (formerly ASBAH, the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
Helpline: 01733 555988
• Find support near you: https://tinyurl.com/yyyhwfye
CSF Leak Association
Charity working to raise the profile and support understanding of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and provides support to sufferers and carers.
|Online resources||Hydrocephalus (Contact, charity for families with disabled children)
Spina bifida (Contact, charity for families with disabled children)
Spina bifida (NHS Choices)
Hydrocephalus (NHS Choices)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Hydrocephalus and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
This includes Shine's book for children about going to hospital "Benny gets bettter".