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Are there medications available for hydrocephalus?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
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In brief: Shunt

It is usually treated with a surgery the shunts fluid out of the brain usually into the abdomen.

In brief: Shunt

It is usually treated with a surgery the shunts fluid out of the brain usually into the abdomen.
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Tricky question

Hydrocephalus involves too much water within the brain.
It is usually caused by blockage of fluid drainage, and the only real treatment is placement of a shunt. Some cases respond to decreasing the production of brain water with diamox (acetazolamide). In acute brain trauma barbituate coma may help reduce brain pressure. In some cases the brain adjusts without need for shunt or medication.

In brief: Tricky question

Hydrocephalus involves too much water within the brain.
It is usually caused by blockage of fluid drainage, and the only real treatment is placement of a shunt. Some cases respond to decreasing the production of brain water with diamox (acetazolamide). In acute brain trauma barbituate coma may help reduce brain pressure. In some cases the brain adjusts without need for shunt or medication.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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