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Have shunt due to tb meningitis. Operated. Need to revise shunt?

hi i'm sheila 23 I have shunt because i have a (tb minigities). i have oparetad when i was in 3years old we have a check up monthly when i was in grades school but i turn to high school i cant go to the hospital... then doctor said where going to revise my shunt if i have tall(i'am 4-7 of height) what can i you think my shunt is going to revise even i think no problem...because im 23 already. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Only height gain is not an indication for revision of shunt. And since you have been perfectly alright for 20 years following the shunt, it seems very less likely that you will need a change. There are various indications of shunt revision, like shunt blockage, infection, leakage etc. If there are no symptoms of increase in pressure of fluid inside your head (to be assessed by your neurologist/neurosurgeon) then it is not essential to change the shunt
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Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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