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My sister was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. What do I need to know?

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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology

In brief: Her age? Shunting

Some hc is due to tumors blocking the flow of csf.
There the tumor must be removed. In the elderly one may have "non-obstructive hc" the cause of which is unclear. Most cases are treated by placing a shunt from ventricle in brain to the abdomen.

In brief: Her age? Shunting

Some hc is due to tumors blocking the flow of csf.
There the tumor must be removed. In the elderly one may have "non-obstructive hc" the cause of which is unclear. Most cases are treated by placing a shunt from ventricle in brain to the abdomen.
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