External hydrocephalus - a report of 16 cases from Oman

Koul Roshan, Cherian Elizabeth, Alexander Chacko, Joshi Rajendra, Aithala Gururaj, Sankhla Dilip

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Abstract

Sixteen cases of external hydrocephalus (EH) were seen from January 1993 to June 1995. There were 13 (81.3 per cent) male and three female children. Fourteen (87.5 per cent) were under 12 months of age. Three siblings with EH were seen in one family. All but three of the 16 recovered over time without medical or surgical intervention. These three needed cerebral decongestants in the acute phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume44
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Immunology

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Roshan, K., Elizabeth, C., Chacko, A., Rajendra, J., Gururaj, A., & Dilip, S. (1998). External hydrocephalus - a report of 16 cases from Oman. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 44(3), 153-156.