Christian G. Zimmerman MD FACS MBA


Congenital hydrocephalus

Congenital hydrocephalus is a condition present at birth in which too much cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects inside the brain. Fluid may not drain from the brain’s passageways (ventricles) or may not be absorbed as it should be. This leads to increased pressure within the brain. Usually a baby with this condition will…

Congenital Hydrocephalus

What is congenital hydrocephalus? Congenital hydrocephalus is a buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain at birth. The extra fluid can increase pressure in the baby’s brain , causing brain damage and mental and physical problems. This condition is rare. Finding the condition early and treating it quickly…

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain,” is the buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the brain. The pressure from the fluid buildup may lead to brain damage if the condition is not treated. Normally, CSF flows through and out of chambers in the brain called ventricles, and then around the brain and spinal…

Congenital Hydrocephalus

Congenital hydrocephalus is a condition present at birth in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects within the brain. The brain’s passageways (ventricles) may not drain or absorb fluid properly, leading to increased pressure within the brain. The most obvious symptom of hydrocephalus is an unusually large head…

Arteriovenous Malformation

An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal network of blood vessels and veins in the body. It is present at birth (congenital). The vessel walls of an arteriovenous malformation may become weak and leak or burst, causing bleeding in or around important parts of the body, such as the brain or spinal cord.