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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.