How to keep shunts functioning, or "the impossible dream".

@article{Epstein1985HowTK,
  title={How to keep shunts functioning, or "the impossible dream".},
  author={Fred H Epstein},
  journal={Clinical neurosurgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={32},
  pages={608-31}
}
Hydrocephalus is a benign condition, and as our expertise in surgical treatment has increased, many of the "inevitable complications" are disappearing, and a normal life associated with satisfactory shunt function is no longer "the impossible dream." While this chapter has identified a few of the problems that may complicate long-term management, it is important to reemphasize that the most important single factor which determines success or failure is the attitude and experience of the… CONTINUE READING