7 doctors weighed in:
Is there any way to stop needing your vp shunt when you get older?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Many people outgrow the need for their shunt as they grow.
But be careful, sometimes it's been working and you just don't know it until it fails. See your family md for referral to a neurosurgeon if you suspect your shunt is not working correctly.

In brief: Yes
Many people outgrow the need for their shunt as they grow.
But be careful, sometimes it's been working and you just don't know it until it fails. See your family md for referral to a neurosurgeon if you suspect your shunt is not working correctly.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Typically, a VP shunt for hydrocephalus is a permanent need.

In brief: No
Typically, a VP shunt for hydrocephalus is a permanent need.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Yes. More often in children and adults with posterior fossa pathology can outgrow hydrocephalus and the need for a shunt.
In brief: Unlikely
Ask your neurologist or surgeon.

In brief: Unlikely
Ask your neurologist or surgeon.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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