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

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Ernest Fischer
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