Brain shunts in adults

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Hydrocephalus can be treated with a shunt system, and this treatment often includes complications. Shunt malfunction is a partial or complete blockage of the shunt that causes it to function intermittently or not at all. When a blockage occurs, CSF accumulates and can result in symptoms of untreated hydrocephalus. A shunt blockage from blood cells, tissue or bacteria can occur in any part of the shunt.

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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Talk with your doctor about the exact shunt he or she will use during surgery. For most shunt surgeries, patients are given general anesthesia to put them to sleep. A breathing tube may also be inserted to assist your lungs throughout the procedure. Patients are placed on a special operating room bed that allows for optimal access to the head and room for the surgeon to work and helps greatly reduce the potential for blood loss. Your surgeon will make an incision in your scalp. A small hole will then be made in the skull.

Complications of Shunt Systems

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