How Is Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Related?

Q:
How is spina bifida and hydrocephalus related?

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Hydrocephalus is the result of a blockage in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the pathways of the ventricles of the brain, causing pressure on the brain.

Approximately 90% of people born with spina bifida also have hydrocephalus. Somewhere along the CSF pathways, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid has been obstructed.

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