|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)
Spina bifida (Contact charity)
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".