Natural History in Hydrocephalus

Natural history in hydrocephalus. This 9-month-old infant shows an unusual but possible natural history. Despite a marked macrocrania the patient has survived, even after a spontaneous perforation due to a decubital ulcer of the scalp with outflow of CSF.:<:br:> This example emphazises the necessity to shunt surviving neonates for nursing reasons. $$hydr_1??££See picture for comparison§§. More frequently, survival occurs without perforation, but with a slowly or repeatedly increasing head size.