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Could a person with ventriculoperitoneal shunt withstand g-forces normally?

Could a person with ventriculoperitoneal shunt withstand g-forces normally?

Yes: Having a shunt should not change your ability to tolerate changes in G forces. ...Read more

Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more


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Is their anyone out there with the ventriculoperitoneal vp shunt who has lived a long time?

Is their anyone out there with the ventriculoperitoneal vp shunt who has lived a long time?

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 more

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Docs, could a person with ventriculoperitoneal shunt withstand g-forces normally?

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

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What is a vp shunt?

CSF diversion: It is tubing and a one way valve that drains cerebrospinal fluid(csf) made in the brain into the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Is a vp shunt temporary?

Is a vp shunt temporary?

No: If you require a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, it will not be for a reversible condition except in a few circumstances. There are times when they can be removed but this is again unusual. ...Read more

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Is a vp shunt a suctioner?

More like a drain: A vp shunt is a controlled way to drain cerebral spinal fluid to decrease intracranial pressure. Vp shunts have valves that can be adjusted to control their rate of flow. ...Read more

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Does vp shunt cause diareha?

Does vp shunt cause diareha?

No: Can't even conceive of a connection here. ...Read more

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What the purpose of. A vp shunt?

Brain Drain: The brain is cushioned by a layer of fluid called CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) but in injury or inflammation, blood or blocked CSF can squeeze the brain causing damage. A vp shunt drains excess pressurized fluid to the abdomen to keep pressure off the brain. ...Read more

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How long does a vp shunt last for?

Varies: I have patients who have had their shunt for 20 years which still works. I have others whose shunt fails in just a few years. Newer technology is helping shunts last longer. ...Read more

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Should you be able to feel your vp shunt?

Should you be able to feel your vp shunt?

Yes: You should be able to feel the catheter and you should be able to feel the valve under the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Estrada Bernard
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Vp Shunt (Definition)

A tube that drains cerebrospinal fluid from ...Read more