Ventriculoperitoneal shunting - Risks
Shunt - ventriculoperitoneal; VP shunt; Shunt revision
Risks for any anesthesia are:
- Reactions to medications
- Problems breathing
- Changes in blood pressure or breathing rate
Risks for any surgery are:
Possible risks of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement are:
- Blood clot or bleeding in the brain
- Brain swelling
- The shunt may stop working and fluid will begin to build up in the brain again.
- The shunt may become infected.
- Infection in the brain
- Damage to brain tissue
- Reviewed last on: 11/22/2010
- Kevin Sheth, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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