18 November 2010

hydrocephalus baby

i was 'working' at the recovery room last week and i saw a baby crib at the front of the operation theathre.
i was so curious so i take a peek.....
and oh my!

another hydrocephalus baby????
this is like the third case i found here.
but the hospital is the main hospital in South Sulawesi,
so all of weird cases from small villages will be sent here...
btw have you heard about this disease?
what is it????
 hydrocephalus is an excessive accumulation of fluid (cesebrospinal fluid) in the brain.
what cause it????
it may be caused by inherited genetic abnormalities or developmental disorders.
Other possible causes include complications of premature birth such as intraventricular hemorrhage, diseases such as meningitis, tumors, traumatic head injury, or subarachnoid hemorrhage
what are the symptoms???
the most obvious symptom of hydrocephalus is often a rapid increase in head circumference or an unusually large head size.
Other symptoms may include vomiting, sleepiness, irritability, downward deviation of the eyes (also called "sunsetting"), and seizures.

ok, let take a look again at the baby.... (scroll up)
did you see the sunset phenomenon? (the downward eyes)

poor baby...
i hope he will get well soon....
let us all pray for him, okay?

infos taken from here..
feel free to click to learn more about this disease.