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    Old 07-04-2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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    Brain shunt durability

    How long can a brain shunt remain fully functional before it needs replacement? At age 2 1/2 my Granddaughter had a shunt installed following removal of a brain tumor (benign). She is now 20, and has never had the shunt replaced. I am concerned it should be, or should have been, replaced.

     
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