Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections in children. A study on the relationship between the etiology of hydrocephalus, age at the time of shunt placement, and infection rate.

@article{Ammirati1987CerebrospinalFS,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections in children. A study on the relationship between the etiology of hydrocephalus, age at the time of shunt placement, and infection rate.},
  author={Mario Ammirati and Anthony J. Raimondi},
  journal={Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={106-9}
}
A total of 431 patients who underwent their first cerebrospinal fluid shunt insertion at Children's Memorial Hospital over a 10-year period were retrospectively studied with regard to the relationship between the etiology of the hydrocephalus, age at the time of shunt placement, and infection rate. Forty percent of the patients had constrictive hydrocephalus and meningomyelocele, 33% congenital communicating or obstructive hydrocephalus, and 18% tumors. Intraventricular hemorrhage and… CONTINUE READING

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