Shunt revisions

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Learn about the signs and symptoms that would indicate your child's shunt is not working properly. Also learn how shunt problems are diagnosed and treated.

Key points

  • If your child's shunt is not working properly, it will cause the CSF to build up in the brain.
  • Your child will need an operation to replace all or part of the shunt.
  • If you see any signs that the shunt is not working properly or is infected, call 911 or emergency services right away. Your child needs medical attention.
Last updated: November 10th 2009