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Poland. Silesia. Zabrze. Zabrze hospital. Pediatric ward. a nurse holds an hydrocephalia baby in her arms. Major polluted area due to heavy metals supended in the air. Zabrze is a small town, distant 20 km from Katowice. Hydrocephalus, also known as Water on the Brain, is a medical condition. People with hydrocephalus have an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain. This may cause increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, and mental disability. Hydrocephalus can also cause death.© 1991 Didier Ruef