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Synonyms for hydrocephalus

an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain

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Other intracranial complications are brain and epidural abscesses, lateral sinus thrombosis and otitic hydrocephalus. (6)
References 1 .Symonds CP: Otitic hydrocephalus. Brain 1931; 54:55-71 2.
Various complications can occur, these are meningitis, brain abscess, extradural abscess, subdural abscess, lateral sinus thrombophlebitis and otitic hydrocephalus (4).Infection from the tympanomastoid can spread through direct bone erosion, septic embolization, normal anatomic pathways and preformed pathways.
By my count there were at least 23 such red flags in this case (a record?), including lifelong otorrhea, profuse watery discharge, glucose and protein in ear fluid, drowsiness, headache, fever, disorientation, seizures, Kernig's sign, papilledema, meningitis, abscesses (mastoid, cerebellar, and Bezold's), sigmoid sinus thrombosis, otitic hydrocephalus, cholesteatoma, and fistulas (via the sinus plate, dura, round and oval windows, and horizontal and superior semicircular canals).
In 1931, Symonds suggested the term otitic hydrocephalus to describe a syndrome that featured an increase in intracranial pressure (manifested by headache, vomiting, and papilledema) without abscess formation in association with otitis media.