How does the incidence of hydrocephalus vary by sex?

Updated: Jun 04, 2018
  • Author: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Generally, incidence is equal in males and females. The exception is Bickers-Adams syndrome (X-linked hydrocephalus with stenosis of aqueduct of Sylvius), transmitted by females and manifested in males. NPH has a slight male preponderance.

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