Hydrocephalus Diagnosis & Treatment Errors

Hydrocephalus is a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can cause brain damage and in more serious cases death. Therefore, it is of vital importance that prompt treatment is provided.

Types of Hydrocephalus Diagnosis & Treatment Errors

If left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause permanent brain damage and can be fatal, therefore prompt diagnosis and treatment is vital. However errors may occur including the following:

  • A delay or failure in conducting brain scans (CT, MRI)
  • Delay in diagnosing Hydrocephalus
  • Delay in carrying out shunt surgery or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)
  • Failure to diagnose a shunt malfunction
  • Failure to diagnose and treat a shunt blockage
  • And other hydrocephalus errors

If you or a loved one has suffered from a delay in diagnosis and treatment of Hydrocephalus, resulting in further deterioration of health and or long term injury, Mistreatment.com may be able to assist.

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