Hydrocephalus, commonly referred to as "water on the brain," is a build of of fluid within the brain and is the number one reason for children to undergo brain surgery. It affects 1 in 500 children across the globe. The Mayo Clinic describes it as when "cerebrospinal fluid normally flows through the ventricles and bathes the brain and spinal column. But the pressure of too much cerebrospinal fluid associated with hydrocephalus can damage brain tissues and cause a large spectrum of impairments in brain function."
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH) in the Texas Medical Center invites parents to join an interactive discussion with eye experts at Noon (12 p.m. CST) Thursday, September 26 to learn about new treatment options for hydrocephalus and the pediatric neurosurgery program at CMHH, Expert, Dr. David Sandberg will be hosting the web workshop.
David I. Sandberg, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., is a pediatric neurosurgeon and director of pediatric neurosurgery at Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI) and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH), associate professor of the department of neurosurgery and associate professor and chief of the department of pediatric surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, will be covering:
- An overview and management of hydrocephalus
- New treatment options, including endoscopic and minimally invasive options, as well as shunting and complications.
- This is an interactive webinar, with Dr. Sandberg answering questions submitted during the presentation.