Causes of Hydrocephalus

In this article, we will discuss about the various Causes of Hydrocephalus. So, let’s get started.


There are four types of Hydrocephalus. Congenital, Compensated, Normal pressure and Acquired Hydrocephalus. Another classification of hydrocephalus is the communicating and non-communicating hydrocephalus. Now we will discuss about their causes.

Causes of Congenital Hydrocephalus

Aqueductal Stenosis

Neural tube defect

Arachnoid cysts

Dandy-walker syndrome

Arnold Chiari malformation

Causes of Acquired Hydrocephalus

Intraventricular hemorrhage


Head injury

Brain tumors

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