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Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Screening and Tests for Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Diagnosing hydrocephalus includes the combination of a physical and neurological exam, and imaging tests. The neurological exam is comprised of checking motor skills, balance and coordination, thinking and memory, reflexes, eye movement and vision, hearing and sensation. Also used in determining the severity and cause of hydrocephalus are imaging tests such as MRI, CT scan, and ultrasound (for infants).