Print Email Facebook Twitter At what age is hydrocephalus detected, and what is the role of head circumference measurements? Title At what age is hydrocephalus detected, and what is the role of head circumference measurements? Author Breuning-Broers, J.M. Deurloo, J.A. Gooskens, R.H. Verkerk, P.H. Publication year 2014 Abstract To investigate at what age hydrocephalus is detected and to assess the role of head circumference measurements in detecting hydrocephalus, we performed a retrospective chart review in children with hydrocephalus treated in a tertiary paediatric hospital in the Netherlands. The study group contained 146 patients; 38 patients (31%) were referred because of abnormalities in head circumference. Eighty-nine per cent of the patients were detected in the first year of life. After this period, no patients were referred because of an abnormal head circumference. Therefore, head circumference measurements seem to have little value for detecting hydrocephalus after the first year of life. Subject HumanCH - Child HealthBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeHealthHealthy LivingAgeHistologyPathologyPreschool childAge FactorsCephalometryChild, PreschoolFemaleHeadsHydrocephalusInfantInfant, NewbornMaleRetrospective Studies To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d4a30b85-4b1e-4f7e-8410-fceee106f309 DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckt101 TNO identifier 478028 Source European journal of public health, 24 (1), 32-34 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.