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Is radiation therapy safe when the patient is has a vp shunt?
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Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There should be no consequence of having a vp shunt during radiation therapy.

In brief: Yes
There should be no consequence of having a vp shunt during radiation therapy.
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Dr. Jonathan Tay
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Yes
The vp shunt is not directly effected by the radiation treatment.
Indirectly, a shunt can be blocked by pressure placed on it from surrounding tissues which can happen from tumor growth or tissue swelling on the tubes. The tissue swelling from radiation is typically not sufficient to cause a blockage in these shunts.

In brief: Yes
The vp shunt is not directly effected by the radiation treatment.
Indirectly, a shunt can be blocked by pressure placed on it from surrounding tissues which can happen from tumor growth or tissue swelling on the tubes. The tissue swelling from radiation is typically not sufficient to cause a blockage in these shunts.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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