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Should you be able to feel the tubing if vp shunt?
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The shunt tubing and valve (bulging part under scalp) are close enough under the skin to be felt.
None of the shunt parts should be visible through the skin (no skin or tissue covering the shunt), however.

In brief: Yes
The shunt tubing and valve (bulging part under scalp) are close enough under the skin to be felt.
None of the shunt parts should be visible through the skin (no skin or tissue covering the shunt), however.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Yes, you may be able to feel the shunt tubing.

In brief: Possibly
Yes, you may be able to feel the shunt tubing.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Edison McDaniels
Neurosurgery
In brief: Sometimes...
You may be able to feel the tubing as it crossed over the collar bone and on to the chest.
Sometimes a person can feel the tubing as a tight bowstring in this area—when the neck is extended the tubing seems to "pop out" like a tight string. This indicates the tubing has become tethered (bad) and needs to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. Read this as well: http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog

In brief: Sometimes...
You may be able to feel the tubing as it crossed over the collar bone and on to the chest.
Sometimes a person can feel the tubing as a tight bowstring in this area—when the neck is extended the tubing seems to "pop out" like a tight string. This indicates the tubing has become tethered (bad) and needs to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. Read this as well: http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Dr. Edison McDaniels
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