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Do any medications treat acquired hydrocephalus?

Acquired hydrocephalus needs to be treated with various surgical procedures. These procedures either remove an obstruction in the brain or drain the excess fluid in the brain through shunts or holes. Other than medications prescribed before, during, or after surgery, medications alone do not treat this condition, which is life-threatening if not treated properly.

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