Hydrocephalus shunt

The most common treatment for Hydrocephalus is a shunt, a surgically implanted mechanical device designed to divert, or transport the excess CSF from or near the point of obstruction to another site within the body where it can be reliably re-absorbed. The shunt is implanted under the skin. While many different types of shunts have been developed, none is perfect and they must be monitored frequently for malfunction, abnormal re-accumulation of spinal fluid, and increasing intracranial pressure.

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