Hydrocephalus neurosurgery


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1205 Geneva

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Karl Schaller
Head of Division

The skull contains a fluid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid is found around and inside the brain in cavities called brain ventricles. It is continuously secreted and reabsorbed by the nervous system.

In some situations, production of CSF is increased, or absorption is decreased. This results in a phenomenon called “hydrocephalus.” This group of pathologies can be treated in various ways, for example by using a ventriculoperitoneal bypass (CSF deflection), a ventriculocisternostomy (CSF drainage), etc.

Hydrocephalus can have various causes. The symptoms it causes are also common to other pathologies. This is why our team works closely with the Neurology Division to offer highly specialized treatment.

Last update : 13/02/2019