Leonardo Rangel Castilla, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses minimally invasive treatment options for patients with hydrocephalus, including flexible brain endoscopy.
Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid inside of the brain that may occur in people of any age. If left untreated, it may be fatal. Hydrocephalus can be the result of a brain bleed, brain infection, brain tumor, congenital malformation, brain cysts or severe head injury. While it is not a preventable disease, it can be treated.
At Mayo Clinic, multidisciplinary teams of neurologists, neurosurgeons and interventional radiologists use the latest technology to tailor treatment of hydrocephalus to each individual patient.