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Where Can Someone With Unshunted Hydrocephalus Go To Live
I have hydrocephalus but i tend to space out like someone can be talking and i just go into a trance?
I was diagnosed with arrested hydrocephalus last year. I had an evt in august. My symptoms have returned. What's going on?
Needs re-evaluation: Evts can close up. If the symptoms return, this should be re-evaluated by your neurosurgeon. Possible considerations include re-doing the evt or placing a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Imaging with an MRI scan is helpful in guiding the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache?: Is it headache that is keeping you from sleeping? If so, you might need to get your shunt checked out. The pressure in your head increases with laying down, so this might be a sign of partial shunt failure or needing a lower pressure system, which would allow more fluid to be diverted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly routine: For an experienced and seasoned neurosurgeon, placement of a shunt to reduce pressure secondary to hydrocephalus is usually a safe and routine procedure, unlikely to be associated with complications. However, due to your fears, have a complete pre-operative meeting with the surgical team, and get all your questions and concerns addressed. ...Read more
Highly unlikely if : your shunt is working well. If the cause of your hydrocephalus included damage to areas of the brain involved in receiving & processing visual input, that's another story. If you feel your visual acuity is diminishing, see your neurologist or neurosurgeon for evaluation & sign a release of your medical records for the ophthalmologist to whom you're referred. ...Read more
If someone had obstructive hydrocephalus and the tumor was removed, but then they still had hydro afterwards, is it communicating or noncommunicating?
Clarification : This is frequent cause of confusion as some terms used interchangeably. Noncommunicating hydrocephalus is commonly called obstructive hydrocephalus occurs when CSF flow is blocked along one of the narrow passages connecting the ventricles. In a case of tumor obstructing the CSF flow -preventing CSF communication with subarachnoid space. When tumor removed, if successful, obstruction is relieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So i have hydrocephalus and i was wondering if i go on roller coasters with high g forces will it mess up my vp shunt ?
Risky: It may be risky and not recommended, but you should discuss with the Surgeon or neurologist who follows you to get the full and definitive answer as to what they tell you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Suffering from migraines. Thinking its hydrocephalus. Now having my rightside of my head and face going numb and tingly.
Not likeley, but: The hydrocephalus is more common among infants and older adults. However, the diagnosis is usually based on: medical history, exam, neurological exam and brain imaging. In your case with neurological deficiencies seeing the neurologist for further investigation is a must. ...Read more
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