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Two VP Shunts?

Hi. I was wondering if there is anyone out there who has two VP Shunts? I had one placed in Nov08 and am about to have another placed in the near future. Thanks! Cath278.
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397460 tn?1268533736
Still looking ...?Cath278
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I have never heard of someone having two shunts.  Have docs done everything to regulate pressure from #1?  As you probably know, besides the possible risk from surgery, you'll also be suseptible of infection at the site of the shunt.

Keep up the research and best wishes!
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Yes I have two VP shunts since 1996 and two revisions.  Reason for second was cause the valve stopped working in first and had bad leak so they did a y attachment shunt.
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