Hydrocephalus can occur at any age, but is most common in infants and adults age 60 and older. It affects adult males and females, as well as people of different races, about equally. Experts believe that normal-pressure hydrocephalus accounts for five to six percent of all dementia cases. Apr 04, 2016 · The shunt environments of the VP shunt and the LP shunt are thought to be the same. 15,16) Therefore the QRT is also applicable for patients with an LP shunt. In conditions when considerable amounts of subdural fluid collection/chronic subdural hematoma are observed, the valve setting must be raised immediately to the highest level.Cited by: 7.
The most common shunt complications are malfunction and infection. Shunt Malfunction. Shunt malfunction is a partial or complete blockage of the shunt that causes it to function intermittently or not at all. When a blockage occurs, CSF accumulates and can result in symptoms of untreated hydrocephalus. Feb 13, 2015 · Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion remains the mainstay of treatment for hydrocephalus despite a high rate of complications. The predictors of shunt malfunction have been studied mostly in pediatric patients. In this study, we report our Cited by: 26.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus(NPH) is a neurological disorder caused by too much fluid pressing on the brain. WebMD explains causes, symptoms, and treatment options. 6 Adult hydrocephalus and shunts Adult hydrocephalus and shunts 7 How is the ventricular shunt inserted? Inserting a ventricular shunt involves an operation under general anaesthetic (medicine given to make you go to sleep) and will include the following stages: • Usually two cuts to the skin - one in the head, usually above and behind the ear.