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Please explain what do they do in a vp shunt check up?

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Dr. Suhas Pai
Specializes in Neurosurgery
CT scan: Usually, if a patient is not having any unusual symptoms, the shunt check up will simply involve a physical exam, history taking, and possibly a CAT scan of the brain to assess the ventricles to make sure the ventricles are not enlarged.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Dr. Bikash Bose commented
Neurosurgery 45 years experience
Sometimes a shunt survey as well which looks at the hardware/plumbing.
May 23, 2014

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What do they do during a vp shunt check-up?

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Dr. Raymond Baule
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Typically x-ray: An x Ray is a good screen for the integrity of the system. If it is suspected to be failing then surgical exploration may be necessary to determine where the obstruction is.

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