Initial postoperative visit: Patients are seen 1 week after discharge.
Typical hydrocephalus follow-up: Usual follow-up for shunt or fenestration procedures is usually sufficient.
Frequency of Imaging
Scan in hospital when fenestration done: In cases of fenestration, an initial scan is performed in the hospital to assess patency of the fenestration. Usually a CT scan is satisfactory, but MRI may be used.
3 months for shunting: ‘If the patient is stable and doing well, the first postoperative scan is performed at 3 months.