Is there a cure for acquired hydrocephalus?

Most people with acquired hydrocephalus respond to treatment and live normal lives without too many restrictions. However, this is a lifelong, chronic condition for which there is no cure. If a shunt has been placed in your body to drain the excess fluid from your brain, it will probably never be removed, even if you don't need it your entire life. People experience the best outcomes when acquired hydrocephalus is detected early, so watch your child for symptoms of this potentially serious condition.

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