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What is etv?

How about a hint?: I am not familiar with the abbreviation - there are a few possibilities in the medical jargon. Can you give us a clue about the context of the term? ...Read more

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What sort of brain symptoms would be helped by an etv? How is an etv done?

What sort of brain symptoms would be helped by an etv? How is an etv done?

Hydrocephalus: Etv is short for endoscopic third ventriculostomy. It is generally done for obstructive hydrocephalus, commonly for aqueductal stenosis. The procedure is done through a frontal burr hole, an endoscope passed through the lateral ventricle, the foramen of monro, and the third ventricle. A thin membrane is opened and CSF can circulate directly from the ventricle into the prepontine cistern. ...Read more

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When im 21 can i have my doc remove my shunt and get an etv instead I just twinges all the time and causes pain but he wont remove it ?

When im 21 can i have my doc remove my shunt and get an etv instead 
I just twinges all the time and causes pain but he wont remove it ?

Might be a reason: While etv's have been proven efficacious in previously VP shunted patients there might be an anatomical or other contraindication with your specific condition that might prevent your physician from recommending this option. It is worth asking him/her what the reason might be. ...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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Could CSF leak under under the skin causing very baggy eyes. Started all of sudden and i get very bad headaches in the upright position. Better when i lye down. I have hydrocephalus and had a etv. ?

Could CSF leak under under the skin causing very baggy eyes.  Started all of sudden and i get very bad headaches in the upright position.  Better when i lye down.  I have hydrocephalus and had a etv. ?

Probably not: CSF leakage typically occurs through the ears or nose, not as bags under the eyes. Lack of sleep, fatigue etc can lead to fluid accumulation under the eyes- this is not csf. Unless you've had recent brain surgery- highly unlikely. ...Read more

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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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What is an ecv?

What is an ecv?

ECV: Ecv or external cephalic version is when a baby is lying transverse or is a breech, the baby is rotated into a head down position. ...Read more

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How to eat good?

How to eat good?

Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more

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How should I eat?

How should I eat?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. You have to eat, just keep it healthy and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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What should I eat?

What should I eat?

See below: Fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, beans/legumes, water. Avoid meats (including poultry), eggs, dairy, added fats, and added salt as much as possible. ...Read more

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Can I eat raw lamb?

Can I eat raw lamb?

Yes, but why???: Haven't heard of any regulations against the eating of raw lamb, but why would one not cook his meat. Undercooked meat has bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are bad for people. One can enjoy a healthier lifestyle by cooking to death all those "germs", before eating. ...Read more

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Can i eat chocolate?

Can i eat chocolate?

Why not? It is yummy: Unless you are allergic to chocolate (or cannot swallow), there is no reason why you can't. I suspect that you really mean how much can you eat? Dark chocolates contain good amount of flavenoids which have good health benefits, but like anything else, excess is not a good thing. If you have trouble with diabetes, then more restriction is needed. Consult doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i eat hamburger?

Can i eat hamburger?

Can, or should?: Certainly you can, but should you? There's not much redeeming value to a hamburger. Sure there's protein and iron, but there's a lot of fat , even without the fixings. ...Read more

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Should I eat vegetable ?

Should I eat vegetable ?

YES: Can't believe you need to ask.We(everyone from your mom to dr's) have encouraged you to eat vegetables.They have all the essential vitamins, minerals and proteins to sustain life.You can live a healthy life eating vegetables alone! ...Read more

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What is the cure of e.D.

What is the cure of e.D.

It depends: Upon the cause. There are many possible mental and physical causes. Things that can help are relaxation, avoidance of toxins such as alcohol/tobacco/anabolics/opiates and certain medications, diet/exercise and weight loss, making sure hormonal levels are normal, etc. Check w/your doctor. At your age, stress and anxiety are most common. ...Read more