View Full Version : What Are The Risks of a Hair Transplant For a Patient With a Ventriculoperitoneal (VP

10-29-2008, 01:26 PM
Answered by Sara Wasserbauer, MD (http://www.iahrs.org/DisplayProfile.asp?ID=%C9%E9&sID=%B2%9A&sn=)

What risks, if any should be told to a patient with a VP shunt before doing a hair transplant procedure, and should the risk of disconnection be mentioned, and/or should patient not be allowed to do a hair transplant? - John

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Dear John,
Thanks for taking the time to write! Let me try to answer your question as best I can. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts are rare. Basically they channel excess fluid from around your brain to elsewhere in the body. These shunts do not typically involve blood or the circulatory system. Read Full Post (http://hairloss.iahrs.org/hair-transplant/hair-transplant-risk-ventriculoperitoneal/) on The IAHRS Hair Transplant (http://hairloss.iahrs.org/) Info Center.