Complications in ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunting.

J. P. Blount, J. A. Campbell, S. J. Haines

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Abstract

The development of effective cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts represents a landmark achievement in neurosurgery. This success, however, has been tempered by a high incidence of serious complications that accompany the diversion of CSF. This article examines the various complications of CSF shunting, including proximal, valve, and distal obstruction; infection; and other rare complications, and management of these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-656
Number of pages24
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993

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