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Question: SHUNT IMPLANT


 jrod36us - Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:49 am

MY MOTHER IS 84 AND HAS TO HAVE A SHUNT IMPLANTED BECAUSE SHE HAS WATER ON THE BRAIN. ABOUT HOW LONG IS THE HOSPITAL STAY FOR THIS AND HOW SERIOUS IS THIS PROCEDURE FOR HER AGE ?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:48 pm

User avatar Hi Jrod36us,

I am not particularly familiar with this procedure in people your mother's age; however, I have cared for many children who have had shunts put in. The actual procedure does have some risks but is relatively straight forward. Recovery time is usually quite fast.

Sorry I can't give you more specific information about your mother's situation. I hope this helps a little.

Best wishes

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