Neurology Community
the vp shunt
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

the vp shunt

Hi there, i have a VP shunt that revised 2 years and i jus got a ct scan done around and everything was good, my question is how often in adults does the shunt malfunction, and im going on a trip, should i get it checked before going or will I be okay for the time bein imk going for about 3 weeks please respomd asap
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Hi,

Chronic constipation and shunt disconnection can cause malfunctioning of VP shunt.
Occipital  shunts have a higher chance to get dislocated than a frontally placed one.

It will be a good idea to get it checked once before you leave for your vacation. Good luck!
Blank
633036 tn?1223459595
im sure a 3 week vacation will be fine as you say you just had a CT scan done and everythings fine.

my vp shunt lasted 12 years, i had mine revised 3 weeks ago...that werent nessarcarily due to it having its time up...it was due to ICP tap being inserted and it knocked my shunt adn caused it to malfunction.

if youre going abroad just be sure to get special medical insurance just incase your shunt suddenly plays and you need urgent medical attention =D hope this helps and have a good time on your vacation =D
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
5265383 tn?1453516751
Blank
aspen2
ON
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN