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What to do if I have a vp shunt for pseudotumor cerebri?

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Dr. Suhas Pai
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Consult a neurosurgn

If you are having headaches or more importantly, changes in your vision, you need to see a neurosurgeon to have your shunt checked.
Pseudotumor can be treated with a shunt, but if the shunt stops working, the symptoms may return.

In brief: Consult a neurosurgn

If you are having headaches or more importantly, changes in your vision, you need to see a neurosurgeon to have your shunt checked.
Pseudotumor can be treated with a shunt, but if the shunt stops working, the symptoms may return.
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Dr. Edison McDaniels
Neurosurgery

In brief: Watch your vision

Read this brief, informative, and free monograph for more information on vp shunts.
It discusses symptoms of shunt failure as well. http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog Patients with pseudo tumor cerebri in particular should keep a close watch on their vision, with periodic (annual?) eye checks. Make sure your eye doc knows you have this condition. Diminished vision is the worst complication of pseudotum

In brief: Watch your vision

Read this brief, informative, and free monograph for more information on vp shunts.
It discusses symptoms of shunt failure as well. http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog Patients with pseudo tumor cerebri in particular should keep a close watch on their vision, with periodic (annual?) eye checks. Make sure your eye doc knows you have this condition. Diminished vision is the worst complication of pseudotum
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