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Full Mouth Rehabilitation of Hydrocephalus Patient − A Case Report


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1 Post Graduate, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura - 281006, India
2 Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura ? 281006, India
3 Head of the Department, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura ? 281006
     

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Dentist’s frequently encounter patients who are medically, physically or mentally compromised. One such medical 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 brain and raised intracranial pressure. Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt (VPS) is the most commonly used treatment though ventriculo-atrial shunt is also another treatment option. To maintain the intracranial pressure within normal range, the patients are kept on medications which make them more prone for dental malformations and caries. Because of the poor oral hygiene, these patients require a regular dental care. This report discusses the dental management process employed for a five years old patient having hydrocephalus.

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Handicapping Conditions, Hydrocephalus, Special Care Dentistry, Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt.
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Authors

Rupanjali Verma
Post Graduate, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura - 281006, India
Srivastava Manvi
Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura ? 281006, India
Ritu Khanduja
Head of the Department, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura ? 281006

Abstract


Dentist’s frequently encounter patients who are medically, physically or mentally compromised. One such medical 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 brain and raised intracranial pressure. Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt (VPS) is the most commonly used treatment though ventriculo-atrial shunt is also another treatment option. To maintain the intracranial pressure within normal range, the patients are kept on medications which make them more prone for dental malformations and caries. Because of the poor oral hygiene, these patients require a regular dental care. This report discusses the dental management process employed for a five years old patient having hydrocephalus.

Keywords


Handicapping Conditions, Hydrocephalus, Special Care Dentistry, Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt.

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