hydrocephalus

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abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical macrocephaly , megacephaly , megalocephaly
congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation myelomeningocele
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