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Ventriculomegaly symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment information for Ventriculomegaly (Hydrocephalus) with alternative diagnoses, full-text book chapters, misdiagnosis, research treatments, prevention, and prognosis.

Ventriculomegaly in adults can be manifested by headaches, nausea, vomiting, increased intracranial pressure, and visual impairment. The latter is caused by edema of the optical disc - papilloma, which in the early stages may be asymptomatic or give a headache.

Ventriculomegaly may be associated with other malformations such as agenesis of the corpus callosum, spina bifida, and heart defects [5]. Fetuses with ventriculomegaly and additional abnormal ultrasound findings are at greater risk for having a chromosomal abnormality (usually Down syndrome) [2, 3, 10].

Question. My wife was recently diagnosed with cerebral atrophy and ventriculomegaly. We're both in our 70s now, but I wanted to know what I can do to help her.