Can you tell me about the experienced of ventriculoperitoneal shunt used for intracranial hypertension and hydrocephalous?

Effective. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts have been used for decades. They are safe and effective. However they have to be monitored to assure the do not malfunction.

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What can you tell me about the ventriculoperitoneal shunt used for intracranial hypertension and hydrocephaly?

Pressure outlet. The shunt relieves the pressure that can build up in the head in this condition. While the shunt is not without risks, untreated hydrocephaly can lead to worsened cognitive problems and even be life threatening (depending on age). Read more...

How can ct/x-ray determine blockage of a vp shunt in intracranial hypertension (not hydrocephalus) there is no change in ventricle sizing in iih?

It can't. X-rays and ct can not determine shunt blockage. There are no perfect tests to detect that. The most reliable are shunt tap or nuclear shuntogram. Read more...
Swelling. Ct can look for increased edema (swelling) of the brain. The xray looks at the shuntitself to make sure nothing has come apart or kinked in the tubing. Read more...
They can't. A shunt blockage will not show on either ct or xrays. Useful methods to assess for blockage include 1. Radionucleotide shunt study 2. Shunt interrogation by your neurosurgeon, or 3. Dilated ophthalmological exam to check for papilledema. If in doubt circle back with your neurosurgeon. Read more...
Radiographs may be . Taken to see if the shunt tubing is patent - ie, not broken or disconnected along its course. Also, head ct could show a change in ventricular size - generally bigger if the shunt is not working, compared to a prior ct. However, to "prove" sure the shunt is working, a radionuclide vp shunt study, or interrogating the shunt as directed by the manufacturer may be required. Please see the doc. Read more...

Should a patient with intracranial hypertension be checked for stenosis before being shunted?

ComplexHighRiskIssue. Seemingly simple questions often do not have simple & accurate answers. While i work to provide accurate & reasonably thorough answers (look for yourself), unfortunately, you have offered far too little information (no insult intended) about the individual & situation in question to even know where to begin without strong odds of offering irrelevant or even potentially harmful answers. Read more...