CSF shunts 50 years on – past, present and future

  title={CSF shunts 50 years on – past, present and future},
  author={James M. Drake and John R. W. Kestle and Sagun Tuli},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts were invented almost 50 years ago. While their introduction revolutionized the treatment of hydrocephalus, their complications have become legendary, and the focus of much investigation and development of new devices. New devices have been based upon improved understanding of the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus or shunt complications. Despite the rational, or frequently ”more physiological,” functioning of these devices, all too often unexpected complications… CONTINUE READING

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