Fever, headache, abdominal pain, fatigue, and a spike in blood pressure levels, or having the same symptoms that were present when the shunt was initially placed, can indicate an infection or a Author: Erica Roth.
Follow-up diagnostic tests, including CT scans, MRIs and X-rays, are helpful in determining if the shunt is working properly. Do not hesitate to contact your physician if you experience any of the following postoperative symptoms: Redness, tenderness, pain or swelling of the skin along the length of the tube or incision; Irritability or drowsiness.
Sep 01, 2002 · The second most common reason for being sued for negligence in neurosurgery is a problem related to hydrocephalus management (the first being spinal surgery!). However, the good news is that the overall standard of care for patients with hydrocephalus appears to have greatly improved over the last 10 years with the advent of better facilities for investigation, new approaches to treatment, and Cited by: 72.
My 88 year old Mother has Hydrocephalus (NPH) and was not a candidate for the shunt after tests at MCV in Richmond. She was diagnosed about two years ago and since then her health has deterogated greatly. Her balance, gait, incontiency, hearing, sight, and pain in her spine, legs, and back are getting worse each day. My.