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Hydrocephalus diagnosis

Hydrocephalus diagnosis
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Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Diagnostic

About the offer

Hydrocephalus is when excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates within the brain, increasing pressure inside the skull. It can arise from genetic factors, injuries, or infections. Timely diagnosis is crucial to prevent complications such as cognitive difficulties, motor issues, or vision problems. Careful history-taking and understanding of the patient's symptoms are essential in diagnosing hydrocephalus. A neurosurgeon can make a preliminary diagnosis based on specific signs and symptoms, such as a history of head trauma or infection and indications of increased intracranial pressure. The primary imaging method for hydrocephalus diagnosing is a brain ultrasound scan, with MRI scans providing additional clarity. These tests can identify the condition in its early stages, enabling doctors to detect alterations in the density and structure of brain tissue and the injury of infection signs. The scans may reveal enlarged ventricles or other indications of excessive CSF, leading to a diagnosis. Laboratory tests provide more information about the patient's condition. For example, an elevated white blood cell count or increased levels of inflammation markers may suggest an infection, one of the causes of hydrocephalus. A comprehensive diagnostic approach, including patient history, physical examination, imaging studies, and laboratory tests, ensures accurate diagnosis and treatment plans for patients with hydrocephalus.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a neurosurgeon
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes, lipid panel)
  • inflammation blood tests
Diagnosis
  • neurological examination
  • ultrasound examination of the head
  • MRI scan of the brain
Other
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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FAQ

How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

No, Hydrocephalus diagnosis is an outpatient deal.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

Can I customize the content of the offer?

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