Spina Bifida Related Resources
Children wil spina bifida could be referred for any of the following tests:
VP Shunt (ventriculoperitoneal shunt) Malfunctions
In hydrocephalus, the ventricles of the brain become enlarged with fluid of the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid). This condition causes the brain tissue to press against the skull, causing serious nervous system (neurological) problems.
Surgical procedures of shunts allows the excess fluid to drain and relieve the pressure in the brain into the abdominal cavity. If these shunts malfunction, children must
receive emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of shunt malfunction
Symptoms can vary from person to person but the most common are:
- Unusual irritability
- Excessive sleepiness
- Neck pain
- Increased head size (infants)
Bowel management issues
Urological management issues
in products in the hospital and home environments