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Hydrocephalus treatment with shunt (drainage) placement surgery

Hydrocephalus treatment with shunt (drainage) placement surgery
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Overview

Type of care

Inpatient

Method

Surgical

About the offer

To treat hydrocephalus, a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is put into the brain to move excess cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) away. The lateral ventricle shunt sends CSF into the stomach, where it gets into the bloodstream. The shunt system includes a programmable valve to control the drainage rate without additional surgery. As a result, it is a more precise and safer way to treat hydrocephalus. Before surgery, patients undergo thorough examinations and consultations with a neurosurgeon and anesthesiologist. A neurological exam, MRI scan of the brain, ultrasound examination of the head, and other tests, including lab evaluation, are performed to ensure the diagnosis and prepare for the surgery. The treatment involves preoperative preparation, shunt placement under neuronavigation for hydrocephalus, and postoperative care. The use of navigation technology ensures accurate shunt position and minimizes damage to surrounding brain tissue. The surgical process includes general anesthesia, an inpatient stay, and nursing services. After the surgery, patients receive discharge medical records and further recommendations. The benefits of this treatment include a more precise and safer surgical procedure, reduced risk of complications, and improved patient outcomes. Children with hydrocephalus treated using a VP shunt can lead entire and successful lives while participating in most everyday activities.

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a neurosurgeon
  • consultation with an anesthesiologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • blood type test (ABO, Rh)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes, glucose, lipid panel)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • coagulation studies
  • urinalysis
Diagnosis
  • neurological examination
  • MRI scan of the brain
  • ultrasound examination of the head
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • chest X-ray
Treatment
  • preoperative patient preparation
  • shunt (drainage) placement under neuronavigation for hydrocephalus
  • postoperative care
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • general anesthesia
  • hospitalization
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 12 days.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

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