Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head more than four months ago in Tucson, Ariz., had a permanent ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt inserted for hydrocephalus.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering well after her two brain surgeries yesterday. Neurosurgeons also placed a bone flap to protect her brain and skull. This operation, known as cranioplasty, is another milestone in Rep. Giffords’ recovery and will allow her to move around without the helmet she has worn since January. Doctors have marveled not only at Rep. Giffords’ survival, but also at her recovery.
We wish congresswoman Giffords speedy recovery.