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  • Question: My son is hydrocephalic, has 2 VP shunts, one in an arachnoid cyst, and slit ventricle syndrome. My question is: is there enough water around his spine being he is so shunted? I wonder about his back; does a shunted person have enough spinal fluid? His spine seems concaved and rounded shoulders. He is 14 and I noticed his back is not flat?
  • Answer:09/20/2002
    Yes, he still has enough spinal fluid around his spine and also his brain, even though the ventricles are small.

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