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Tell me about ventriculostomy?

Tell me about ventriculostomy?

Tube placement: Ventriculostomy is the placement of a thin tube in one of the spinal fluid cavities in the brain for the purpose of fluid drainage, pressure measurement or drug delivery. ...Read more

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What is endoscopic third ventriculostomy?

What is endoscopic third ventriculostomy?

Type brain surgery: The fluid taht flows around and inside the brain is called cerebral spinal fluid (csf). Sometimes there can be an obstruction of the fluid. It can build up pressure inside the brain called hydrocephalus. This is a minimally invasive surgery which can decompress the fluid and allow it to flow back into the proper space. It can be done in a subset of patients. A neurosurgeon can explain it better. ...Read more

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When im 21 can i get my shunt removed and get a third ventriculostomy Shunt just makes me paranoid and i always think it will break ?

When im 21 can i get my shunt removed and get a third ventriculostomy 
Shunt just makes me paranoid and i always think it will break 
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Check with your surg: Check with your surgeon to see if that is appropriate for your situation, don't have a procedure if it is not necessary. ...Read more

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Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?

Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either  shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?

Possibly: This depends on the chronicity of the hydrocephalus. If it has taken a while to build up to this stage, then the patient may slowly compensate for it. If it has occurred acutely, then the patient will likely expire. ...Read more

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What is involved in a post op endoscopic fluorocostomy with MRI brain and CAD flow studies after a 3rd ventriculostomy?

What is involved in a post op endoscopic fluorocostomy with MRI brain and CAD flow studies after a 3rd ventriculostomy?

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. ...Read more

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And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

Infectious disease: Best to querry travel advisory regarding endemic disease ie malaria and take appropiate precautions. ...Read more

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Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?

Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?

Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more

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If untreated, what complications or dangers could arise? thank u.

Complete your Q: Incompelete Question..Complication of Untreated which disease?

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What are complications of vbac?

What are complications of vbac?

Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read more

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