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What is the procedure for draining cerebrospinal fluid from their brain?

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In brief: Shunting

If a patient has hydrocephalus and increased pressure within the intracranial cavity, a neurosurgeon can place a VP shunt, to drain the fluid.
In some cases, such as pseudo tumor cerebri, a spinal tap to drain fluid may be useful for symptom relief.

In brief: Shunting

If a patient has hydrocephalus and increased pressure within the intracranial cavity, a neurosurgeon can place a VP shunt, to drain the fluid.
In some cases, such as pseudo tumor cerebri, a spinal tap to drain fluid may be useful for symptom relief.
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