Ascites following ventriculoperitoneal shunting in children with chiasmatic-hypothalamic glioma

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Object: Optic pathway gliomas in children can involve the optic nerve, chiasm, and hypothalamus. This uncommon, slowly growing tumor can cause hydrocephalus, which usually requires placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. Symptomatic ascites may occasionally develop as a complication of the VP shunt procedure. The purpose of this study was to assess… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s003810100460

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