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Suggest treatment for hydrocephalus

our baby is one month old and has developed hydrocephalus and is seeing an neurosurgon tommorow about having a stent fitted is it possible at his age to have a third ventriculeoctomy at his age as we have found out his long term health would be better with this he has a left venticle blockage..
Thu, 26 Sep 2019
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Hi,

Please go for a ventriculoperitoneal shunt as it is a curative for hydrocephalus. If you will not proceed, there is going to be cortical atrophy. Getting a shunt as early as possible and physiotherapy will help the child in maintaining normal intelligence on par with peers.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Prasanna Lakshmi, Pediatrician
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