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If I have a shunt placed, will having hydrocephalus shorten my life expectancy?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

A properly functioning shunt should control the effects of hydrocephalus.

In brief: Unlikely

A properly functioning shunt should control the effects of hydrocephalus.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery

In brief: Maybe

Depends.
Adults getting shunts generally have no problems, esp after a few years. Children is a different issue as infections and blockages occur frequently.

In brief: Maybe

Depends.
Adults getting shunts generally have no problems, esp after a few years. Children is a different issue as infections and blockages occur frequently.
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Dr. Lali Sekhon
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