Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt is a medical procedure to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulated in the brain ventricles and relative pressure on the brain due to fluid accumulation.

The shunt systems treat hydrocephalus and brain excess fluid from brain to other parts of the body where fluid is observed as part of the circulatory process.

The process is advised to patient who is suffering from tumor cyst, swelling, severe headache, memory loss and inflammation in the brain due to excess fluid accumulation.


Excess fluid occurs for some reasons:

  • Blockages that stop the flow of fluid.
  • Blood vessel dysfunctions to observe fluid.
  • Infection is also a reason for excess fluid in the shunt system.


Symptoms of problems with shunt system

  • Enlargement of head.
  • Enlarged and bulging fontanel.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea & vomiting.
  • Increased intracranial pressure.
  • Lethargy.
  •  Double vision.
  • Downward gaze.
  • Mental incapability.


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