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Ventriculostomy or Shunt?
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Ventriculostomy or Shunt?

Posted By Diana Womack on December 03, 1998 at 16:00:44:







Who is a good candidate for Ventriculostomy? I was born with Hydrocephalus and a meningocele. I had a VP shunt put in that I kept without incident until I was thirteen. At thirteen it was replaced. I am 26 now and know that at some point I will need a revision. It would be wonderful to not need a shunt anymore. I am very interested in ventriculostomy as an option. I have heard that those with congenital Hydrocephalus are not favored for this surgery. I would appreciate any information you could give me.
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