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Yes: Having a shunt should not change your ability to tolerate changes in G forces. ...Read more
There are many: There are many people who have vp shunts who live a long time. The can live normal, long lives. The key is to have regular follow-ups with a neurosurgeon who can ensure that the shunt is functioning properly. That way, they can anticipate or be ready for surgical revisions often before the shunt fails and it needs to be revised urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VP shunt: The answer is no as the shunt under high G-force can be force to overdrain and this can lead to overdrainage problems and possible shunt malfunction ...Read more
Can you tell me about the experienced of ventriculoperitoneal shunt used for intracranial hypertension and hydrocephalous?
Effective: Ventriculoperitoneal shunts have been used for decades. They are safe and effective. However they have to be monitored to assure the do not malfunction. ...Read more
What can you tell me about the ventriculoperitoneal shunt used for intracranial hypertension and hydrocephaly?
Pressure outlet: The shunt relieves the pressure that can build up in the head in this condition. While the shunt is not without risks, untreated hydrocephaly can lead to worsened cognitive problems and even be life threatening (depending on age). ...Read more
No: Onlynto relieve excess pressure in the ventricles. Cysts have to be drained surgically. ...Read more
Why does one have to stay flat for 24 hours after vp shunt placement? Afterwards, what happens when they elevate upright/lie back down?
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