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How Does a VP (Ventriculoperitoneal) Shunt Work

Hydrocephalus, a condition where a build up of fluid occurs in the brain resulting in potentially dangerous pressure, is often treated by the implanting of a special shunt design to relieve that pressure. This shunt is known as a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, and is typically put in while the patient is under general anesthetic. Once implanted […]

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