How effective are ventriculopleural shunts?

  • John Piatt
  • Published 1994 in Pediatric neurosurgery


Thirty-eight insertions or revisions of ventriculopleural shunts were performed in 22 patients. The most common indication for pleural cerebrospinal fluid diversion was recent abdominal infection. Very minor pneumothoraces were seen frequently, but no patient became symptomatic or required treatment. Only three shunts in 2 patients were discontinued because… (More)


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