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Diagnosed with hydrocephalus, fluids in brain from bad falls. Complicated surgery?

I just found out my 80 year old friend has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and is to have an operation this Fri to drain the fluid from her brain. She said she was told the fluids came due to several bad falls she had. I was just curious as to how serious this surgery is. She also said the doctors said if they might not be able to drain the fluids but wouldn't know till they went in to try the draining..
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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The surgery done for hydrocephalus is in the form of a shunt that is placed to shunt the extra fluid in the brain to either the heart or to the abdomen.
This is a simple surgery and not complicated at all and usually the outcome is pretty good with relief of pressure in the brain and improvement in symptoms.
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Answered: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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