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    Default Was my shunt tap performed wrong?

    I had a shunt tap performed. The young doctor (possibly new) stuck the needle where the catheter enters my skull into my brain instead of the shunt itself.. Now I have a big sore lump there and a headache lasting days.

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    The valve should have been tapped. Were you tapped in the burr hole?
    LIZ in Li'l Rhody; hydrocephalus dx'ed at 3 weeks old. No shunt surgery in 32 years! Epilepsy well-controlled and autoimmune issues being worked on. Mom to Caren, 21, successful ablation 4/18/07 for WPW; and Andrew, 18 (autism dx'ed at 2 1/2, 13 mm ACM dx'ed at 5 1/2, no surgery, doing awesome!!) Wife of 22 years to Don...and friend to Gina. RIP. 9/5/66-10/22/07 :(

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