Laparoscopic assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt revisions as an option for pediatric patients with previous intraabdominal complications.

@article{Carvalho2014LaparoscopicAV,
  title={Laparoscopic assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt revisions as an option for pediatric patients with previous intraabdominal complications.},
  author={Fernanda Oliveira de Carvalho and Antonio Rosa Bellas and Luciano Bastos Guimar{\~a}es and Jos{\'e} Francisco Manganelli Salom{\~a}o},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2014},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          307-11
        }
}
UNLABELLED Multiple shunt failure is a challenge in pediatric neurosurgery practice and one of the most feared complications of hydrocephalus. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that laparoscopic procedures for distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure may be an effective option for patients who underwent multiple revisions due to repetitive manipulation of the peritoneal cavity, abdominal pseudocyst, peritonitis or other situations leading to a "non reliable" peritoneum. METHOD From March 2012 to… CONTINUE READING

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