Is there an ideal shunt? A panoramic view of 110 years in CSF diversions and shunt systems used for the treatment of hydrocephalus: from historical events to current trends

@article{Symss2014IsTA,
  title={Is there an ideal shunt? A panoramic view of 110 years in CSF diversions and shunt systems used for the treatment of hydrocephalus: from historical events to current trends},
  author={Nigel Peter Symss and Shizuo Oi},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={191-202}
}
The goal of this study is to evaluate whether an “ideal shunt” exists. This is a retrospective analysis based on original papers in the field of Hydrocephalus and Shunts. Patients of all age groups, who had hydrocephalus, and underwent some form of CSF diversion were included. The study has been divided into four stages: from 1900 to 1949, 1950 to 1974, 1975 to 1999, and from 2000 to 2010. In stage 1 (historical era): Saphenous vein grafts, rubber conduits, and other materials were used in CSF… CONTINUE READING

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