What is Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) revision surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a tube placed in a ventricle of the brain when an increased amount of cerebrospinal fluid accumulates. The fluid is drained to the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum to relieve pressure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Vision problems 2 0
Blindness left eye 1 0
Hearing loss in left ear 1 0
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Duration

Stopped having Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) revision surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) revision surgery.