noncommunicating hydrocephalus

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noncommunicating hydrocephalus non·com·mu·ni·cat·ing hydrocephalus (nŏn'kə-myōō'nĭ-kā'tĭng)
A form of hydrocephalus in which the ventricles of the brain are blocked and cerebrospinal fluid cannot pass to the subarachnoid space. Also called obstructive hydrocephalus.

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