Hydrocephalus (a condition where there is extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain) is usually treated by surgically placing a shunt near the brain or spinal cord. A shunt allows the extra CSF to flow from the brain to another part of the body.
If the shunt is not working properly (no matter how long it has been in place) and not treated promptly, it can result in permanent neurological (brain) damage or death.
Learn the important symptoms to look for in any individual with a brain shunt. Read More ›