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Advised to put shunt due to hydrocephalus. Had removed a shunt due to infection on childhood. Options in India?

my daughter has been advised by a doctor to put shunt b'cause hydroceplus is forming. at the age of 21day's she had gone through by the same procedure that is vp shunt & it was infected after 4years when she was 41/2years &it was operated.
now with in month again same process. so my question is there any shunt in india that we can put to my daughter so that the chance for infection will be less.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response

There is minor risk of infection in any procedure however aseptic precaution is taken.The shunt was changed in view of blockage or malfunctioning which will lead to recurrent hydrocephalus.

Programmable shunts are better than fixed pressure shunts.allow the neurosurgeon to set the pressure at which the valve will open, allowing the shunt to be programmed for the individual needs of each person. If needed, the pressure setting can be easily changed by the doctor during an office visit.

Hope this will help you

Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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