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What do parents have to know about the shunt placed on their child for hydrocephalus?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: As much as possible

Much of the information can be obtained from the neurosurgeon that placed the shunt.
It is good to keep a record with you because people move/travel. Some of the basic information you should have includes: reason for the shunt, type of shunt (including model/ company brand), where does the shunt go (ie. Brain to abdomen vs. To pleura), is the shunt MRI safe? A copy of a baseline ct scan is useful.

In brief: As much as possible

Much of the information can be obtained from the neurosurgeon that placed the shunt.
It is good to keep a record with you because people move/travel. Some of the basic information you should have includes: reason for the shunt, type of shunt (including model/ company brand), where does the shunt go (ie. Brain to abdomen vs. To pleura), is the shunt MRI safe? A copy of a baseline ct scan is useful.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hydrocephalus

Every patient has different circumstances.
The parents need to meet regularly with the care givers and ask questions until they fully understand what they can do to help their child. Ask lots of questions. Make a list of questions and take it with you when you meet with your child's physician and care givers.

In brief: Hydrocephalus

Every patient has different circumstances.
The parents need to meet regularly with the care givers and ask questions until they fully understand what they can do to help their child. Ask lots of questions. Make a list of questions and take it with you when you meet with your child's physician and care givers.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This is best

Answered by the surgeon who placed it.

In brief: This is best

Answered by the surgeon who placed it.
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