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Ventricular shunt placement

Ventricular shunt placement

Ventricular shunt placement: Ventricular shunt placement is surgery to treat hydrocephalus, which is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain. A shunt is placed within the ventricle and empties through a tube into the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). As such, incisions are made in the skull and the abdomen to perform this surgery.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Ventricular shunt placement

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Ventricular shunt placement:

Non-Surgical Options: Ventricular shunt placement

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Ventricular shunt placement:

  • Medication to decrease cerebrospinal fluid accumulation

Anesthetic Requirements for Ventricular shunt placement

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Ventricular shunt placement may include:

Procedure Complications: Ventricular shunt placement

Possible surgical complications of Ventricular shunt placement may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Ventricular shunt placement

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis for relief from hydrocephalus is good; however, the shunt system will eventually malfunction and need to be revised.

Ventricular shunt placement: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Ventricular shunt placement) include:

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