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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 17, 2010
  • 10:17 AM

I need some assistance as my nephew was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus at age 2, he is now 9 years of age.
At age 2 an operation was done where they enlarged the 'healthy' ventricle to regulate the flow of water from the brain.
Approx. 1 year ago we realized he is deaf in his left ear. He was taken in to hospital to test the 'pressure' on the brain, which was normal.
With the left ear having loss of hearing we also noticed that his left eye is pulling to the left, i.e. squint eye but more visible now than before. When he is talking and laughing, the left corner of his mouth will keep straight as oppose to the right corner of his mouth that will be 'normal' and curl upwards.
Also, what is strange is that the defects are all on the left hand side, i.e. left hearing problem, left eye squinting and left corner of mouth not moving.
We are now wondering if the doctors are so focused on the hydrocephalus, that they might be missing something else.
We need to be directed in the right direction in order to find a suitable doctor, alternatively it would be nice to know if his defects are truly the result and symptoms of hydrocephalus or perhaps another diagnosis.

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