Healthy Living: Hydrocephalus Procedure Saves Young Boy’s Life, Decreases Seizures
Hydrocephalus is a condition where fluid builds in brain cavities, and causes potentially damaging pressure on the brain.
Surgeons implant a tube called a shunt to drain the excess fluid and relieve the pressure, but for some patients, health struggles do not end there.
As many as 35% of children born with hydrocephalus develop epilepsy, which are life-altering chronic seizures.
In today’s Healthy Living, Andrea Ludema has more on the procedure that saved one young boy’s life.