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Amouian S, Kholus Makhtumi S, Mohammad khani M, Nomali M. Demographic features of children with external hydrocephalus at Taleghani educational & treatment center (2009-2011). Jorjani Biomed J. 2013; 1 (2) :64-69
URL: http://goums.ac.ir/jorjanijournal/article-1-187-en.html
1- Gorgan, Iran , amoian_sep@yahoo.com
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Background & objective:

but its etiology is unknown. Based on deficiency of epidemiological studies, this study

Family and genetic factors are effective on incidence of external hydrocephalus

aimed to determine the demographic features of children with external hydrocephalus.


referred to Taleghani tertiary hospital during 2009-2011 were assessed. Inclusion criteria

In this retrospective descriptive study (2011), all records of children with external hydrocephalus

was definite diagnosis of external hydrocephalus. Checklist was used for data collection. All data

were entered to SPSS software (version 16) and were described by descriptive statistics.


(48.8%), 32 cases born by cesarean section (78%), 31 cases (75.6%) with no consanguineous marriage

of parents, 38 cases (92.7%) born at term gestational age, 24 cases (58.53%) with macrocephaly

in family, 17 cases (41.5%) with hospitalization history, 39 cases (95.1) with normal birth weight were

assessed. Mean of age and head circumference were 8.8±2.8 years and 35.15±1.5 cm, respectively.

Increase of head circumference with 30.2 % was the most common complaint at referred time during

health cares. 33 cases (80.5%) diagnosed based on CT scan and 11 cases (26.8%) had development


From 41 children included to the study, 33 boys (80.5%), 20 cases with Fars ethnicity


of head circumference during health cares had the most frequency of external hydrocephalus.

Much more attention to these children and early diagnosis and treatment is essential.

Boys children with fars ethnicity, macrocephaly history, developmental delay and increase
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Type of Article: Original article | Subject: General medicine
Received: 2014/09/8 | Revised: 2014/10/13 | Accepted: 2014/09/8

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