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Problem with my VP shunt

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  • Posted By: Millymax
  • February 25, 2007
  • 00:25 PM

Has anyone had this problem?

I had a VP shunt fitted about 14 years ago and have had no major problems.

But last year I started to get sore areas in my chest along the route of the tube. In some places there were tender swellings.

Well, you can imagine, I got a bit worried. So I went to see a neurologist who was lovely, but hadn't a clue.

There were no signs of brain infection or inflammation, so he said that it could just be local infection around scarring in the shunt tube track.

And the nasty sore feelings went away -- but they keep on coming back, every now and then.

If anyone can shed some light, here, I'd love them forever!

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