Friday, May 15, 2015

Media views on Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus and Grey's anatomy (guest blog by Berkley)

If you’re like me and watch Grey’s Anatomy religiously, you may have noticed that, in the earlier seasons, they mentioned “hydrocephalus” quite regularly.
I’ve watched the show from the very beginning, and every time there was an episode with a storyline featuring a patient with hydrocephalus, it made me SO SO happy. This is my absolute favourite (sorry, Canadian ;) ) TV show, and so having such a popular show talk about a condition that many know very little about just amazes me.
The condition has gained a lot more attention in recent years, and I personally feel that Grey’s played quite a big part in that.
One of my favourite episodes that featured hydrocephalus was the one where Karev had children flown to Seattle Grace Hospital, and a little girl named Zola was one of them, and she had Hydrocephalus AND Spina Bifida. Her story was carried out over several episodes, so this made for a season that consistently mentioned Hydrocephalus, and, this was probably my favourite season, for that reason alone.

-Berkley (@HydroChica)

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