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Cary, NC
A 57-year-old female asked:

Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Possibly: This depends on the chronicity of the hydrocephalus. If it has taken a while to build up to this stage, then the patient may slowly compensate for it. If it has occurred acutely, then the patient will likely expire.
Last updated Jan 12, 2014

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