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How long does a vp shunt last before you have to get a new one?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery

In brief: Years

Shunts used to fail on a regular basis- but today's shunts are more complex and sophisticated.
They can work for multiple years without fail.

In brief: Years

Shunts used to fail on a regular basis- but today's shunts are more complex and sophisticated.
They can work for multiple years without fail.
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