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01 July 1999

Retrospective analysis of ventriculo-peritoneal shunts in children aged between 1 and 15 years during a seven year period

Mirosław Stempniewicz, Wojciech Wasilewski, Wojciech Kloc, Brunon L. Imieliński, Wiesław Liczbik, Radosław Puzyrewski, Piotr Jende, Danuta Skaja

Med Sci Monit 1999; 5(4): CR680-683 :: ID: 503483

Abstract

Presented here is a clinical analysis of ventriculo-peritoneal anastomoses in 107 children aged between 1 and 15 years, during a seven year period (1987Ð1994). Discussed here is the most common indication for shunt surgery, possible complications and proper management. In conclusion, we emphasized the particular role of a strict antiseptic regimen before and during surgery as well as the positive experience with shunting as a preliminary treatment in patients with posterior fossa tumors. The choice of the shunt system depends on the neurosurgeons experience, his feeling of comfort with a particular implantation technique and possibilities of reliable shunt malfunction diagnosis.
key words: ventriculo-peritoneal shunts, children, shunt complications

Keywords: shunt complications, children, ventriculo-peritoneal shunts

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