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Living With a Lumboperitoneal Shunt

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

If you have had a shunt implanted to treat IIH, you will require long-term follow-up care. It’s important to have regular check-ups with your doctor to monitor your progress and test for any changes that may indicate a shunt malfunction.

Ongoing Medical Care

You will need to have medical check-ups according to the schedule your neurosurgeon recommends. Physical and occupational therapy may also speed recovery and further enhance health.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.