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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 »
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 »
Hydrocephalus in children with brain tumours by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 22 Mar 2012 10:14am This informative article describes the symptoms and types of hydrocephalusExcess levels of fluid within the brain., a rare paediatric condition. This article will be of help to any parent or carer who would like to know what treatment options exist for c ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal complications: the most frequent internal complications of systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 12:00am By Forbes A. and Marie I. Manifestations of SSc in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are common, occurring in 50-90% of patients. They typically result from the fibrosis that characterizes this disease. Manifestations of SSc can affect many sites within the GI tract, and patients may experience substantial dysfunction in the processes of mo ... Read on »
What is a shunt? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 10:43am What Is a Hydrocephalus Shunt? A hydrocephalus shunt is a flexible but sturdy Silastic® (a type of silicone rubber) tube. A hydrocephalus shunt system consists of the shunt, a catheter, and a valve. One end of the catheter is placed in the CNS -- usually within a ventricle inside the brain, but also sometimes within a cyst or in a site close t ... 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 »
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 »
Spina Bifida Complications Reduced by Surgery on Fetus by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Feb 2011 2:57pm A surgical procedure to repair a common birth defect of the spine, if undertaken while a baby is still in the uterus, greatly reduces the need to divert, or shunt, fluid away from ... Read on »