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How do you treat hydrocephalus?
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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology
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In brief: Shunt placement
True symptomatic hydrocephalus is treated by draining the ventricles through a small tube.
A neurosurgeon preforms this by making a small hole in the skull and passing a thin tube into the lateral ventrical of the brain. This tube is then passed downward under the skin into the abdominal cavity where it allows the cerebral spinal fluid flow from the ventricals.

In brief: Shunt placement
True symptomatic hydrocephalus is treated by draining the ventricles through a small tube.
A neurosurgeon preforms this by making a small hole in the skull and passing a thin tube into the lateral ventrical of the brain. This tube is then passed downward under the skin into the abdominal cavity where it allows the cerebral spinal fluid flow from the ventricals.
Dr. William Nyman
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Dr. Edison McDaniels
This brief monograph on hydrocephalus will help. It's brief, informative, & interesting. Written for lay people. http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/
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