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Myelomeningiocele with hydrocephalus. What does it mean?

the report given by the hospital as shown : Diagnosis: Myelomeningiocele with hydrocephalus.. the baby was delivered with Myelomeningiocele and hydrocephalus repair with paraplegia . repair of the meningiocele and insertion of VP shunt was done on the same day post operation patient was doing well and he was doing well & he was discharged on 16th may 2010. then patient had myelomeningocele wound infection wich was managed conservatively. on 13th june 2010 the patient came with subcutaneous swelling over the VP shunt reservoir. CT scan of the brain showed dilatation as ventricular system . revision of VP shunt done on 14th june 2010 . the patient improved & discharged on 16th june 2010. the question is what is the best clinic you advice 4 this patient
Asked On : Mon, 11 Oct 2010
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This is good treatment. Since there was block of the shunt the shunt had to be revised. This shunt will remove excess brain fluid and send it to the abdominal fluid. You need to follow up with your Neurosurgeon in this regard. You can get consult any any major hospital in your area, preferably Govt. Hospital for good treatment and subsidised costs as well.
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