Survivability of obstructive hydrocephalus depends on whether the CSF damaged the brain and how long the patient waited to seek treatment. Surviving obstructive hydrocephalus with endoscopic brain surgery is viewed as more favorable than traditional surgery.
The health of the patient, location of the obstructive hydrocephalus and the cause of this brain condition are relevant factors to consider when determining the risks in having treatment. The prognosis of obstructive hydrocephalus may provide long-term relief, but this outlook depends on early detection of the brain condition.
Neurosurgeons at Florida Hospital are specialized in performing the range of treatments to alleviate obstructive hydrocephalus and many other conditions that affect the brain and nervous system.