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Vp shunt revision

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Yes, Maybe: It is possible it is a VP shunt issue, however, almost all your symptoms seem GI related. I would suggest you see your doctor and they will likely do ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Unliklely: Stuttering is generally a speech problem not associated with shunt malfunction. However, symptoms of shunt malfunction can be varied and if the sympt ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
CT scan: Pain in the abdominal area in patients with vp shunt may indicate a sub clinical infection of the shunt leading to cyst formation. A ct scan of the a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Than
9 years experience General Surgery
Seek care: You should reach out to your neurosurgeon right away to evaluate the shunt.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Interesting, tricky: Afrin contains oxymetazoline which is not a steroid but which does have autonomic effects. Red, puffy cheeks ("steroid" cheeks) not likely but maybe. ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus : The rate of shunt revisions is approximately 25% in the first year. Thereafter the rate drops to 1%/year. The shunt can last up to 25 years. New advan ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
CSF diversion: It is tubing and a one way valve that drains cerebrospinal fluid(csf) made in the brain into the abdominal cavity.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No: If you require a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, it will not be for a reversible condition except in a few circumstances. There are times when they can b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
More like a drain: A vp shunt is a controlled way to drain cerebral spinal fluid to decrease intracranial pressure. Vp shunts have valves that can be adjusted to control ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
41 years experience Cardiology
No: Can't even conceive of a connection here.
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