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Ventriculo-epiplooic shunt for Hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook is a rare ventriculoperitoneal shunt-related complication. Mechanical ileus may occur in shunted patients... ascites is a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Ascites is a life-threatening complication...
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Procedure description A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is used to take excess fluid... hydrocephalus (NPH). Regardless of the reason for the hydrocephalus, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt allows...
What is a shunt? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook flow and regulates the CSF flow rate. Possible Complications of Shunts for Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus shunts are not perfect devices. Possible complications of shunts in treatment of hydrocephalus...
Can you remove your shunt? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook with a lot of complications. My complications have been happening since 2002. I now have my shunt. I know I'm... In very rare cases does hydrocephalus ever get to the point where it no longer needs a shunt or...
Spina Bifida Complications Reduced by Surgery on Fetus by MedNews Patient Expert , greatly reduces the need to divert, or shunt, fluid away from the brain, according to a recent study... in the brain. The resultant fluid buildup can be life-threatening, and so a tube, or shunt, is inserted...
Complications of hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook and staying vigilant about potential life-threatening complications. Most problems associated with shunting or... checked than to leave it unattended. Remember, although shunt complications can be very serious...
Life-Threatening Complications of Hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook of a shunt or an ETV ; but rarely does either treatment last a lifetime without complications. A critical...-threatening complications. Most problems associated with shunting or ETV occur weeks or even years...
first things first~our battle for a shunt placement by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook and a half surgery to have a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt placed. *let me point out, although we were sure... having a shunt placed. It was blatantly obvious that his head was disproportionately large at birth...
What is a programmable shunt? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook of complications with their shunts lately and I don't recomend for any one. It was the one I had to live... of a shunt that programmed with a magnet? My first response was... HUH?? Then I read some of the comments...
Average life of a shunt by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook I have recently heard the average life of a shunt is 10 years. But my first one worked for 20... to come very soon). I have several friends that have had working shunts for 25 plus years. It is very easy to live a fairly normal life...

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Treatment ... to remove the tumor may be carried out. For all other causes, a shunt operation may be required. A shunt is a thin tube tha ... » Read on
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