Obstructive Hydrocephalus Cure Percentage?
can obstructive hydrocephalus be completely curedrnrnthank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Hydrocephalus is a condition where there is a buildup of fluid in the cavities of the brain. With the accumulation of fluid, the structure of the brain becomes compressed and if not treated immediately, brain function can be severely weakened.
There are several types of hydrocephalus, and one of them is obstructive hydrocephalus. Obstructive hydrocephalus or also known as non-communicating hydrocephalus occurs when the channel that connects the cavities of the brain is blocked.
But regardless of the type, the main treatment for hydrocephalus is surgery to remove the excess fluid. Among the types of surgery performed is the installation of a tube in the head, and connected to other parts of the body to eventually be absorbed by the blood vessels.
Regarding whether it can be completely cured, we actually do not dare to guarantee any recovery because it will come back again depending on the patient's condition, and that sometimes the occurrence of side effects can be inevitable. Among the side effects of hydrocephalus treatment are infection, blockage of the tube so that the head is enlarged again, nausea, headaches, nervous disorders, seizures, and coma.
Although, of course, so far the benefits have outweighed the disadvantages, because there are still possible side effects, we do not dare to guarantee a complete cure. But clearly, so far, surgery is the best way than leaving it unattended. If you want to know more, you can discuss again with the doctor who treats your family, or click the following link to our article on Hydrocephalus. So, hopefully useful.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa