Hydrocephalus Figure 1

Figure 1: Congenital hydrocephalus
Case history and photos


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.



Failure to thrive and poor motor coordination.


Supplemental feedings were being provided to Puff to maintain weight.


She succumbed just a few short days following these 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.


Photo 3

Photo 4


Photo 5

Photo 6

Photos courtesy of Sandy Marshall


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