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Clinicians in the Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery Program at Boston Children's Hospital are experienced in treating hydrocephalus. When surgery is necessary, we use minimally invasive techniques to avoid placement of a shunt whenever we can. Our experts are highly experienced in all of these procedures, and will work with you and your family to determine which approach best suits your child.
How is ventriculomegaly treated?
Ventriculomegaly only needs to be treated if a child also has hydrocephalus, a term that describes any number of problems that cause cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to either build up abnormally in the brain.
Hydrocephalus may be treated by:
Coping & support
We know that this information about ventriculomegaly may be anxiety-provoking and even overwhelming. Remember that it's normal and acceptable to go through a range of emotions when your child has a medical condition. Fortunately, there is a lot of help available to you.
This list outlines some of the resources in the wider community that may be helpful to you:
Please note that neither Boston Children's Hospital, the Hydrocephalus Program nor the Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery Program at Boston Children's unreservedly endorses all of the information found at the sites listed below.
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