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A 18-year-old male asked:

What are the chances of a vp shunt breaking today. its been in for 13 years. ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymond Baule
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Rather low: It depends upon when it was put in and when it was last revised.
Dr. Kenneth Liu
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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