Epidemiology of cerebrospinal fluid shunting.

@article{Bondurant1995EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of cerebrospinal fluid shunting.},
  author={Charles Bondurant and David F. Jimenez},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={254-8; discussion 259}
}
The epidemiology of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting in the United States is not well known; however, with recent national surveys, the prevalence, incidence, and cost of these procedures can be estimated. The prevalence of CSF shunts in the United States appears to be greater than 125,000, though this is likely an underestimate of the true value. There are approximately 69,000 discharges each year with the diagnosis of hydrocephalus. These visits produce nearly 36,000 shunt-related… CONTINUE READING

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