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what is involved in a post op endoscopic fluorocostomy with mri brain and cad flow studies after a 3rd ventriculostomy?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Tests: These are tests to determine if the third ventriculostomy was successful in allowing the decompression of the lateral ventricles and relief of hydrocephalus. It is not painful and is really just an extra long MRI study to look at CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) flow.

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