Reasons for Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt - Child

When your doctor informs you that you need the Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt - Child procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

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Why Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt - Child is Performed


Reasons for Procedure

This type of shunt is used to treat hydrocephalus . It happens when there is too much fluid in the brain. Extra fluid can cause increased pressure. This pressure can damage sensitive brain tissues. The shunt drains the extra fluid and reduces pressure on the brain.




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