Age Group: Infant
Type of Need: Spina Bifuda/Hydrocephalus
Anthony has a severe form of spina bifida called myelomeningocele and associated hydrocephalus. There appears to have been no surgery prior to his arrival at Shepherd's Field, with the tumor mass on the lower back enlarging in size as the pressure within the spine and brain increased. A VP shunt was placed to treat the hydrocephalus.