Evaluation of Hydrocephalus and its Types on Computed Tomography
Hydrocephalus and its Types on Computed Tomography
Hydrocephalus is the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain. The extra fluid exerts pressure on the brain. It can be due to genetic issues, Head trauma, infection, stroke, tumors, and bleeding in the brain. Objective: To evaluate hydrocephalus and its type on Computed Tomography. Methods: The study was conducted in a Govt sector tertiary care hospital of tehsil Kharian, district Gujrat, Pakistan. The data was collected from December 2021 to March 2022 using convenient sampling technique. A sample size of 70 patients was considered as per convenience. The patients of hydrocephalus who undergo brain scan plain were included. The data was collected after informed consent. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. Results: This study revealed that females 40(57.1%) were more likely to have hydrocephalus than males 30(42.9%). The common age group having hydrocephalus was 1-10years 23(32.9%). The most frequent finding evaluated was non-communicating hydrocephalus 36(51.4%). The most common effects in hydrocephalus was congenital dilatation of the third ventricle and two lateral ventricles 40(57.1%). Conclusion: In conclusion, CT is the best modality for diagnosing hydrocephalus in children as well as in elders. CT is a useful imaging method for visualizing congenital hydrocephalus.
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