Hydrocephalic shunts can be time bombs for patients

December 1992
Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;1992, Issue 64, p7
Warns that tubes or `shunts' surgically implanted to treat hydrocephalus, commonly known as water on the brain, can malfunction with serious consequences not all physicians are prepared to handle. Professor of surgery at the University of California, Irvine, Eldon Foltz's speech at a meeting of the Western Neurosurgical Society in Vancouver where he stressed the importance of continued neurosurgical care; Signs of shunt failure; Contact point; More.


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