A 18-year-old male asked:
What are the chances of a vp shunt breaking today. its been in for 13 years. ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Rather low: It depends upon when it was put in and when it was last revised.
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Neurosurgery 20 years experience
It's possible. : Shunts can stop working at any time. Speak to your physician if you are concerned.
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Last updated Jul 10, 2018
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