Alternative uses for the subgaleal shunt in pediatric neurosurgery.

  title={Alternative uses for the subgaleal shunt in pediatric neurosurgery.},
  author={R Shane Tubbs and Matthew D. Smyth and John C. Wellons and Jeffrey Parker Blount and Paul A. Grabb and Walter Jerry Oakes},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  volume={39 1},
The subgaleal shunt has been used for the temporary bypass of the normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways. We retrospectively reviewed all subgaleal shunts placed at the Children's Hospital, Birmingham, Ala., USA, from 1997 to the present and examined all uses (e.g. indication, length of follow-up) of the subgaleal shunt outside its use for temporary CSF diversion in premature infants with intraventricular hemorrhage and subsequent hydrocephalus. The average length of survival of the primary… CONTINUE READING


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