Neuroplastic Hydrocephalus Surgery
The use of hydrocephalus shunts is a life-saving treatment for patients with hydrocephalus. However, shunt devices come with a significant risk of complications, such as wound healing delays, pain, infection and extrusion, that may require additional surgeries. By using a neuroplastic approach, your neuroplastic team will ensure your hydrocephalus shunt device is placed in a way that reduces the risk of complications and minimizes visible deformity.
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Recent ResearchImproved Shunts for Hydrocephalus
Surgically implanted shunts are the only treatment for hydrocephalus. While effective, these shunts are bulky, and they noticeably protrude from the skull. For the first time ever, surgeons have embedded a patient's shunt within a custom, low-profile skull implant.