Shunt surgery is the placement of a small and thin pipe to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid to other parts of the body. Shunt surgery is indicated in case of blockage in the CSF flow due to tumors, etc. Complications of this surgery are excessive bleeding, infection, etc.
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Query: Hello doctor, My sister-in-law have surgery shunt in brain for hydrocephalus conditon before two weeks and she was unconcious. But now they suggest surgery for CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) leak. We are very confused what should we do? Is it possible to have CSF leak after shunt surgery? Kindly revert ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for all the pain your sister in law is going through. Hydrocephalus is a difficult problem to treat. The complication which are seen your sister in law case are very common in these type of patients. I would suggest you to follow your doctors (neurosurgeon... Read Full »