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Child has VP shunt in brain due to malformation, is extremely drowsy after revision, MRI showed cyst. Treatment advise?

Hi,my name is Ela,my boy is 10year old.He had a major surgery to removed half of his brain due to malformation.He had a VP sunt put after that.Last year we had a very bad outcome from the a sunt revision,this past Thursday after his forth revision he is very sleepy,On the MRI we find a cyst and I m very very woried?Help
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Hi, either the shunt is blocked or the cyst is causing pressure symptoms, pls get it chkd again as sleepiness is nt routine. Drugs cud also be checked for their sedative effect if he is taking any.
Answered: Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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