[2015] Jamie Tamara: Brain Anatomy

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[2015] Jamie Tamara: Brain Anatomy

* Surgical removal of tumor, if that is the cause* Surgical shunting for obstructions

Hydrocephalus vs Normal Ventricles

Two types of Shunts

VP Shunt surgery

Before and After surgery

Medical Management

Shunt surgery for Hydrocephalus- Video

* Observe for complications of the disease and shunt placement, and provide support and education to the family

Nursing Intervention

Pineal Region Tumor removal surgery - video

An excessive of fluid within the cranial vault, subarachnoid space, or both; caused by an imbalance between the production and absorption of CSF within the ventricular system



Two types of Shunts

* VP (Ventricular-Peritoneal) This is a device which drains the extra fluid in the brain into the peritoneal cavity where the fluid can be absorbed.* VA (Ventricular Atrial) This is a device which drains the extra fluid in the brain into the right atrium of the heart. A shunt catheter is placed into a vein in the neck and threaded down where the vein joins a larger vein called the Superior Vena Cava. This large vein returns blood to the right atrium of the heart . The cerebral spinal fluid is added to the blood supply and is absorbed.

Nursing Diagnosis Disturbed Sensory Perception related to suppression of occipital lobe due to increased ICT (Intensive Care Treatment)


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