Neurologic - Hydrocephalus & shunts

Apr 2014

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Decision Grid - Aerospace Medical Dispositions

Item 46. Neurologic - Hydrocephalus and Shunts





Hydrocephalus, secondary to a known injury or disease process; or normal pressure All Submit all pertinent medical records, current neurologic report, to include name and dosage of medication(s) and side effects Requires FAA Decision

This page discussed the Hydrocephalus & shunts portion of the Neurologic section of the Fight Physical Examination required of pilots.

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