Early treatment of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in low-birth-weight infants with valveless ventriculoperitoneal shunts.

@article{Vinchon2001EarlyTO,
  title={Early treatment of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in low-birth-weight infants with valveless ventriculoperitoneal shunts.},
  author={Matthieu Vinchon and Francois Lapeyre and Chantal Duquennoy and Patrick Dhellemmes},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          299-304
        }
}
The surgical treatment of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) in low-birth-weight infants (LBWI) is debated. In a few cases, hydrocephalus progresses rapidly and requires early drainage, but valves and ventriculostomy have a high rate of complications in the early phase. Temporary valveless shunt (VLS) is proposed as an alternative treatment of acute PHH in LBWI. Thirteen infants with PHH, weighing less than 2,000 g at birth, were treated with VLS, which was systematically converted into a… CONTINUE READING
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