Functions and complications of shunts in different etiologies of childhood hydrocephalus

@article{Serlo1990FunctionsAC,
  title={Functions and complications of shunts in different etiologies of childhood hydrocephalus},
  author={Willy Serlo and Elisabeth Fernell and Esa Heikkinen and Hunt Anderson and Lennart von Wendt},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={1990},
  volume={6},
  pages={92-94}
}
Shunt function and complications in different etiologies of childhood hydrocephalus were studied in a series of 306 patients involving 1102 shunt operations. Shunts in patients with hydrocephalus caused by neoplasms proved to be most prone to shunt complications. The patency time for shunts in these patients was significantly shorter than for shunts in other patient categories [Standard number of deviations (SND) 5.9; P<0.001, Meyer-Kaplan life table analysis]. When the two main groups of… CONTINUE READING
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