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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-59

Full-mouth rehabilitation of a hydrocephalus patient

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rupanjali Verma
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura - 281 006, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpr.ijpr_40_20

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Dentists frequently encounter patients who are either medically, physically, or mentally compromised. One such medically compromised condition is “hydrocephalus.” Hydrocephalus is basically a neurological disorder caused by excessive intracranial pressure due to abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles or subarachnoid space of the brain and raised intracranial pressure. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most commonly used treatment, but ventriculoatrial shunt is another treatment option. To keep the intracranial pressure within normal range, the patients are kept on medications which make them more prone to dental caries. Because of poor oral hygiene, these patients require a regular dental care. This report discusses the dental management process employed for a 5-year-old patient with VPS-treated hydrocephalus.

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