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Detailed history revealed that child was operated 6 months back for hydrocephalus and VP shunt was placed.
Today, after more than 30 operations on his brain, Kieran lives with a titanium plate in his skull and a VP shunt in his brain to control hydrocephalus.
VP shunt insertion is the most common procedure done in neurosurgery and also remains the gold standard surgical procedure to manage Hydrocephalus (HCP).1,2 More than 40,000 of these procedures are performed annually in the USA, costing over $ 1 billion.3,4 VP shunt is a CSF diversion device, basically a tube, having a pressure-regulating valve that carries CSF from the ventricular system to another absorptive surface outside the brain such as the peritoneum.
In this case, the position of the VP shunt is safe even in case of previous CSF infection .
She was diagnosed with comorbid iNPH and successfully treated with VP shunt. Dramatic benefits in gait, neuropsychological domains, and clinical assessments were immediately observed and sustained over one-year follow-up.
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Caption: Figure 2: Pelvic radiograph showing the presence of well-rounded radiopaque calcification representing a preputial stone (white arrow), also the presence of VP shunt (yellow arrow) in the abdomen.
El-Refaee explains that the main treatment in children is through VP shunt.
He had a number of seizures and has had a "VP shunt" - a procedure which allows fluid to be drained from his brain to his stomach.
On the other hand, because the presence of hydrocephalus may be symptomatic and may even cause deterioration of the condition, a VP shunt becomes necessary in nearly 85% of the cases with accompanying hydrocephalus to myelomeningocele.
"VP shunt is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation to treat a condition known as hydrocephalus," explained Dr Bledar Bejleri, medical manager, senior veterinary surgeon and specialist in Imaging Diagnostics and Orthopaedics.
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