Shunt Surgery for Hydrocephalus
What Is Shunt Surgery for Hydrocephalus?
Treatment for hydrocephalus with a shunt involves surgically implanting a flexible plastic tube, called a shunt, into the brain or spinal cord to divert excess cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) away from the brain. The shunt is then adjusted and monitored regularly. Shunt placement and management is the most common treatment for hydrocephalus. In some cases, specialists use endoscopic third ventriculostomy.