If your child has a toenail problem, the doctor might need to remove the toenail. This is done in the
St. Jude Procedure Room. Learn more about how this is done and how to care for your child after toenail removal.
A shunt is a long plastic tube that lets fluid drain from the brain. Doctors use shunts to relieve pressure on the brain. This pressure is usually caused by a condition called hydrocephalus. This condition makes fluid build up inside the brain. The fluid, called cerebrospinal fluid or CSF, needs help to drain. Otherwise, the increased pressure can hurt your child’s brain or even be life threatening.
Plantar warts are small growths on the bottoms of your feet, and they are contagious (spread easily from person to person). They are caused by infection with a virus. Learn more about plantar warts and how they can be removed in this document.
A VP shunt is one way to treat hydrocephalus. It helps keep your child healthy by relieving the pressure in the brain. This handout gives you important information about keeping your child safe with a VP shunt.