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Is their anyone out there with the ventriculoperitoneal vp shunt who has lived a long time?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: There are many

There are many people who have vp shunts who live a long time.
The can live normal, long lives. The key is to have regular follow-ups with a neurosurgeon who can ensure that the shunt is functioning properly. That way, they can anticipate or be ready for surgical revisions often before the shunt fails and it needs to be revised urgently.

In brief: There are many

There are many people who have vp shunts who live a long time.
The can live normal, long lives. The key is to have regular follow-ups with a neurosurgeon who can ensure that the shunt is functioning properly. That way, they can anticipate or be ready for surgical revisions often before the shunt fails and it needs to be revised urgently.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. Patrick Connolly
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Depending on why the shunt is present, people can live full and regular lives with a vp shunt.

In brief: Yes

Depending on why the shunt is present, people can live full and regular lives with a vp shunt.
Dr. Patrick Connolly
Dr. Patrick Connolly
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