This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Transillumination of baby's head in hydrocephalus

Transillumination of baby's head in hydrocephalus

M170/0202

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ALFRED BENJAMIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALFRED BENJAMIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Hydrocephalus. Red transillumination of the head of a baby suffering from hydrocephalus. The condition is also known as "water on the brain". Illuminated yellow areas show fluid accumulation inside the skull which has caused enlargement of the baby's head. Hydrocephalus is a state of imbalance in production and absorption of cerebro- spinal fluid (CSF); an excessive amount of CSF accumulates under pressure within the cavities of the brain. It may be present at birth, or may be due to infection or injury. To prevent brain damage, the fluid must be drained by means of a tube (shunt) inserted through a hole in the skull. Surgery is usually successful.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}