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When im 21 can i have my doc remove my shunt and get an etv instead I just twinges all the time and causes pain but he wont remove it ?

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Dr. Solomon Katta
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In brief: Might be a reason

While etv's have been proven efficacious in previously VP shunted patients there might be an anatomical or other contraindication with your specific condition that might prevent your physician from recommending this option.
It is worth asking him/her what the reason might be.

In brief: Might be a reason

While etv's have been proven efficacious in previously VP shunted patients there might be an anatomical or other contraindication with your specific condition that might prevent your physician from recommending this option.
It is worth asking him/her what the reason might be.
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