Image-guided placement of ventricular shunt catheter.

  title={Image-guided placement of ventricular shunt catheter.},
  author={Yong Bae Kim and Jae Whan Lee and Kyu-Sung Lee and Kyu Chang Lee},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={13 1},
The position of the ventricular shunt catheter is by far most important factor in the long-term patency of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt. However, standard technique, which relies on surface anatomic landmarks and the surgeon's sense of spatial orientation, is not consistently accurate in the positioning the ventricular shunt catheter. Image guidance provides not only a three-dimensional reconstruction of the ventricular system, but also a real-time virtual trajectory for the catheterization. The… CONTINUE READING