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hydrocephalus

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Feb 10, 2018 | Replies (16)

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@Erinmfs

Hi, I’ve been diagnosed with acqueduct stenosis, brain surgeon said my ventricles were not large enough for a shunt. I’m 51 years old. I guess I’m headed toward having normal pressure hydrocephalus, but I’m not there yet.

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Hi Erin,
I confess that I’m not personally familiar with hydrocephalus, but it seems odd to me that you could not be fitted for a shunt. Shunts are used to treat pediatric hydocephalus and in adults. Was size the only issue for ruling out a shunt? Perhaps time for a second opinion?

Thank you for asking as I’m frustrated . The neurosurgeon I consulted with said my ventricles aren’t large enough for a shunt. The neurologist implies I have to have a clinical presentation of NPH to qualify for surgery, meaning that I have dementia full time . Right now I’m episodic, and I’ve been hospitalized 9 times. It seems that heat and exercise are difficult for me.

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