Spinal Fluid Shunt
A spinal fluid shunt can be done to improve and treat pseudotumor cerebri. To receive a spinal fluid shunt, the doctor inserts a shunt, which is a long, thin tube, into the patient’s lower spine or brain to drain away spinal fluid. The shunt goes under the patient’s skin to their abdomen, and excess fluids are removed from the brain. Shunts work well in most cases, but in some cases may become clogged and need more surgeries to keep them working the right way. Infections and headaches due to low blood pressure may occur as side effects of the shunt’s placement.
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