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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 24 Jan 2011 5:17pm Procedure description A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is used to take excess fluid from the ventricles (fluid filled cavities) within the brain, and "shunt" or divert it to the abdomen for absorption. Normally, the brain produces about 500 cc (half a liter) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) per day, and it is absorbed back into the blood by filtratio ... Read on »
Hydrocephalus and Treatment: Shunts and Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 21 Aug 2012 10:07pm MainPlaceHolderTop MainPlaceHolder Hydrocephalus is an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles inside the brain. The ventricles are fluid-filled spaces in the brain. CSF is a clear, colourless fluid that looks like water and contains small amounts of salt, sugar, and cells. ... Read on »
first things first~our battle for a shunt placement by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 3:07pm I'd mentioned in a previous post that I had immediately inquired into the possibility of Brayden having a shunt placed. It was blatantly obvious that his head was disproportionately large at birth (hence the planned turned emergency c-section), yet the dr's did not at first agree that it needed to be done. In fact, I was told that it was a sensel ... Read on »
Ventriculo-epiplooic shunt for Hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 7:19am                                                         CAUTION: GRAFIC PICTURES Hydrocephalus is a world wide problem with 1 in every 1,000 children born are born with this condition. In developed countries  100,000 procedures are done every year. I have may distal in my heart it is considered a VA shunt because  I have too much scar tiss ... Read on »
Abdominal CSF pseudocyst by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 06 Jun 2012 10:07pm How to cite this article: Arunbabu BS, Kumar SN, Moorthy S, Prabhu NK. A giant abdominal CSF pseudocyst. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2002;12:445-6 How to cite this URL: Arunbabu BS, Kumar SN, Moorthy S, Prabhu NK. A giant abdominal CSF pseudocyst. In ... Read on »
What is a programmable shunt? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 15 Dec 2011 7:09am After joining a new site on facebookI had some new friends ask if anyone had ever heard of a shunt that programmed with a magnet? My first response was... HUH?? Then I read some of the comments! This is a group for spina bifida and hydrocephalus Women. Several had never heard of programmable shunts. One made a comment ... Read on »
4 Year Shunt Anniversary & Admission to Hospital by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Sat 16 Jan 2010 5:59pm Yesterday was Violet's 4 Year Shunt Anniversary! As mentioned in last years post about her shunt anniversary this is a day we normally celebrate, as it is another year that has passed without the need of a shunt revision. This year though, did not go the way we anticipated it would... Yesterday started as any other morning at first. ... Read on »
3 Year Shunt Anniversary by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 11:47pm 4 Comments Today is Violet's 3 Year Shunt Anniversary! I know when I make these posts celebrating Violet’s Shunt Anniversaries some people may wonder why. To us it's such an important date, as it's a reminder of another year passing since her shunt was placed and another year passing she has not needed her shunt revised. Hydrocephalus is such an ... Read on »
Can you remove your shunt? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Sat 16 Jul 2011 10:19am In very rare cases does hydrocephalus ever get to the point where it no longer needs a shunt or an ETV to assist in the spinal from being removed from around the brain. You have to understand in 2002 I still did not know I had a condition. I had never heard of the word hydrocephalus. I was shunted in 1983 nine days after my brain tumor surgery ... Read on »
Hilary Duff's Cihuahua shunted by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 14 Mar 2012 8:39am Hilary Duff can rest easy now – all of her babies are healthy and happy. The mom-to-be announced Wednesday that her beloved dog Lola, who fell ill before Christmas and underwent major surgery to treat a mystery condition, is recovering nicely. "Update! Lola was having terrible seizures. She had a shunt put in her [skull] to dr ... Read on »