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Shunt Malfunction Signs

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provides the following warning signs of shunt malfunction. shunt-malfunction

  • Headaches 
  • Vomiting  
  • Lethargy (sleepiness)  
  • Irritability  
  • Swelling or redness along the shunt tract  
  • Decreased school performance  
  • Periods of confusion  
  • Seizures 
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Shunt Malfunctions

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Last Updated: 06/2012