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  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

    This information booklet aims to give you and your family a better understanding of hydrocephalus.

  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)

    IIH or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension is a condition associated with raised pressure (hypertension) in the brain (intracranial)

  • Insertion of lumbar drain for patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus

    A lumbar drain is a piece of flexible tubing that is placed in the Lumbar spine which is connected to an external drainage system to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF surrounds the brain and spinal cord and acts amongst other things as a cushion to protect them. 

  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring (ICP)

     ICP is the pressure within the brain and surrounding tissues and is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).

  • Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt Post operative Information

    This is a device which diverts the fluid which surrounds the brain and spine (CSF). It consists of a series of tubes with a valve to control the rate of drainage and prevent back flow. It is inserted under general anaesthetic. The upper end is in the ventricle of the brain and the lower end drains into the abdomen (peritoneum). The fluid that is drained, is absorbed into the bloodstream. It is completely enclosed within the body. 

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