Life with Spina Bifida: Hydrocephalus

October 18, 2016   Opinion

Shannon Phillips | Source

by Shannon Phillips

The nurses measured my head to see if I would have hydrocephalus, which is backup fluid into the head.

Twelve days later, I had surgery to insert a shunt, It's a tube that goes into the head down into the stomache to drain the fluid.When it would break down, the doctor would do surgery to change the tube depending on where it was blocked. I had about 10 shunt revisions from the ages of birth to 10.