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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