Cerebral shunt

What is Cerebral shunt?

It is a passage developed by artificial means and surgically from the brain to your lungs or the abdomen so that the fluid is not accumulated in the brain and gets absorbed by other sites.

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Hi my son has just turned 4. For the past 6 weeks he hasn't been his usual happy confident self. He is pale and looks washout all the time.. His...

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Hi Lauren ! I would like to know if your son is getting fever either low or high grade in between. The symtoms you have mentioned are pointing to...

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I am 52 years old and in July of this year I had to have a vp shunt because of hydro and I smoke . Will smoking cause me any dangers with my shunt?...

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I can understand that smoking makes you feel better in your depressed state, but still I would like you to know that smoking can lead to...

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Hiya I m just wondering I had a VP shunt put in after having my tumor removed and since then I undergo 5 brain operations and Yesterday I woke up...

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The acute soreness in the neck that you are having could be due to a local muscle stiffness in the area or an...

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