Treatments for hydrocephalus include endoscopic third ventriculostomy and shunt surgeries, claims Mayo Clinic. A pediatric neurologist may also offer additional treatment, especially for children with hydrocephalus.Continue Reading
With an endoscopic third ventriculostomy, the surgeon uses a tiny video camera to access direct vision inside the brain. This is done by making a hole between the ventricles or at the bottom of one of the ventricles to allow cerebrospinal fluid to flow out of the brain. Shunt surgery involves the surgical insertion of a drainage system, which is referred to as a shunt. It is a flexible, long tube with a valve that keeps the brain fluid flowing correctly and in the proper direction, states Mayo Clinic.
A pediatric neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis as well as treatment of neurological disorders in kids can offer additional treatment for children suffering from hydrocephalus, explains Mayo Clinic.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases