Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts: Benefits to Resident Training and Patient Safety

@inproceedings{Stoddard2011LaparoscopicVS,
  title={Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts: Benefits to Resident Training and Patient Safety},
  author={Tiffany M. Stoddard and Stephen Michael Kavic},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Symptomatic hydrocephalus is a surprisingly common clinical condition. Neurosurgeons are expert at ventriculostomy, but minimally invasive peritoneal access is outside the realm of their current training. We have adopted a multidisciplinary approach, with general surgeons positioning the distal shunt. Our objective was to review this recent experience. METHODS All distal shunts were placed by a single surgeon with resident assistance. After ventriculostomy, the shunt… CONTINUE READING

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