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

  title={How to keep shunts functioning, or "the impossible dream".},
  author={Fred H Epstein},
  journal={Clinical neurosurgery},
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