• A history of internal hydrocephalus from Vesalius to the present has been presented. Several intriguing aspects of hydrocephalus have been explored, including the existence of this disorder before the 16th century and the possibility of medical management. The exciting promise and discouraging failure of experimentally devised choroid plexectomy has been recounted. Finally, the remaining enigma of spontaneous arrest has been discussed.
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