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Hydrocephalus Figure 1

Figure 1: Congenital hydrocephalus
Case history and photos

History

The photos below show a 4-week-old female rat born with congenital hydrocephalus. Note the obvious proportion disparity between the head and the body.

Diagnosis

Hydrocephalus.

Failure to thrive and poor motor coordination.

Treatment

Supplemental feedings were being provided to Puff to maintain weight.

Outcome

She succumbed just a few short days following these photos.

Photos


Photo 1:  Shows small for size 4 week old rat with already enlarged head.



Photo 2:  Shows baby being provided supplemental feeding with feeding syringe.

Photos 3 through 6 seen below, show size and poor coordination of 4 week old baby rat with hydrocephalus.

Puff
Photo 3
  Puff
Photo 4

Puff
Photo 5
  Puff
Photo 6

Photos courtesy of Sandy Marshall

Posted on June 30, 2003, 12:19, Last updated on April 8, 2010, 14:35 | Figures



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