Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt—Child
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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt—Child Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

This type of shunt is used to treat hydrocephalus . It happens when there is too much fluid in the brain. Extra fluid can cause increased pressure. This pressure can damage sensitive brain tissues. The shunt drains the extra fluid and reduces pressure on the brain.

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