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View Poll Results: Part of your skull that shunt is inserted at?
Frontal - top of head 5 26.32%
Temporal - side of head 9 47.37%
Occipital - back of head 5 26.32%
Other 0 0%
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:02 PM
DystoniaGal DystoniaGal is offline
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Default Which part of your skull is your shunt inserted at?

I am trying to figure out of the insertion point of the catheter can impact the drainage of CSF?
Input welcomed.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:27 PM
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Where a shunt is placed is dependent on subtype of Hydrocephalus, ease of placement and risk. There's possibly other reasons but I think these are the main ones.
E.g. If a particular ventricle is isolated and that is what is causing the Hydrocephalus the shunt will be placed there - this often happens in the fourth ventricle.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:27 PM
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Marijke's was originally at the back of her head, but the NS who took over her care when the orig NS retired said that was a very "old school" place to put it. When we took Marijke in for her second revision in 3 months, the new NS moved it to see if changing the location would lessen the blockages -- Marijke has been surgery-free for 5 years.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:28 PM
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Marijke's was originally at the back of her head, but the NS who took over her care when the orig NS retired said that was a very "old school" place to put it.
Well, "old school" has worked for me--come this Friday!!!!!! --for 29 years!


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Old 08-17-2009, 08:22 PM
Nick,Brian,andJon'sMom Nick,Brian,andJon'sMom is offline
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Jonathan's was in the back of his head but got moved to the side/top of skull during a revision. It has been there ever since.

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Old 08-18-2009, 05:54 PM
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hmm interesting.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:13 PM
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Hayley's is on the left side of her head, the oppisite from the craintomy scar.
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