Post Ventriculoperitoneal (vp) Shunts Hydrocephalus Symptoms

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Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is surgery to relieve increased pressure inside the skull due to excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on the brain (hydrocephalus).

This article primarily discusses shunt placement in children.

See also: Intracranial pressure

Alternative Names

Shunt - ventriculoperitoneal; VP shunt; Shunt revision


This procedure is done in the operating room under general anesthesia. It takes about 1 1/2 hours.

The child's hair behind the ear is shaved off. A surgical...

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