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Is a vp shunt temporary?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: No

If you require a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, it will not be for a reversible condition except in a few circumstances.
There are times when they can be removed but this is again unusual.

In brief: No

If you require a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, it will not be for a reversible condition except in a few circumstances.
There are times when they can be removed but this is again unusual.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Edison McDaniels
No, in all but a very small number of cases. It can be very dangerous to remove a vp shunt under the assumption it is no longer needed. This brief, informative, and free monograph on hydrocephalus may be of interest to you and answers your question. http://wp.me/s382os-hydrolog.
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