Head Circumference at Birth in Overt Hydrocephalus

Prognosis in congenital hydrocephalus. In the newborn the head circumference allows - with some reservations - prognostic information: X-axis: Head circumference in centimeters. Y-axis: Grades of mental and physical disability (no -, slight +, moderate ++, and severe +++ disability) and death at the top. Circles correspond to girls and triangles to boys; small symbols are simple, large ones are complicated hydrocephali.