About this Surgery
Used to treat: Hydrocephalus
A nice, modern alternative to a shunt is the third ventriculostomy. This is a procedure using a small scope inserted through a 1 inch scalp incision that isused to open a blocked channel in the ventricular system or to create an alternative route to divert the cerebral spinal fluid. After this minimally invasive procedure, a shunt is usualy no longer needed.
Please keep in mind that all treatments and outcomes are specific to the individual patient. Results may vary. Complications, such as infection, blood loss, and bowel or bladder problems are some of the potential adverse risks of surgery. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results and other important medical information.