VARIETY – In recent months, Danny Bonaduce, former “The Partridge Family” star and “The Danny Bonaduce Show” radio host, has revealed to his fans that he will be undergoing brain surgery after being on a difficult health journey.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Bonaduce explained after visiting “100 doctors” and going through a period of time without a diagnosis, he’s been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a neurological disorder that is also referred as “water on the brain.”
Bonaduce described for TMZ that during the upcoming operation, the surgeons will place a “shunt in my head” and a “drainboard” to remove the liquid from his brain.
While Bonaduce remains hopeful for the potential relief the surgery could provide, he admits he “will be completely bummed out if this doesn’t work … ”
MAYO CLINIC – Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.
Cerebrospinal fluid normally flows through the ventricles and bathes the brain and spinal column. But the pressure of too much cerebrospinal fluid associated with hydrocephalus can damage brain tissues and cause a range of brain function problems.
Hydrocephalus can happen at any age, but it occurs more frequently among infants and adults 60 and over.
Surgical treatment for hydrocephalus can restore and maintain normal cerebrospinal fluid levels in the brain.
Different therapies are often required to manage symptoms or problems resulting from hydrocephalus.