Surgery 101: Hydrocephalus

Surgery 101: Hydrocephalus

Surgery 101 is an online learning resource developed by students, residents and faculty at the University of Alberta.  It offers free open-access podcasts and resources for medical students to learn all things surgical. While the focus may be on Surgery, a number of these podcasts review important presentations in Pediatrics that learners should be familiar with.

In this episode, Mitch Wilson, a medical student at the University of Alberta (at the time of recording) and Dr. Jeff Pugh, a Pediatric Neurosurgeon, address the topic of hydrocephalus. The learning objectives of this podcast include:

  • Define the term "hydrocephalus" and list three mechanisms by which hydrocephalus can develop.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus and describe common diagnostic tests.
  • Outline the surgical options for the management of hydrocephalus.

Access the podcast here at Surgery 101: Hydrocephalus.

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