Laparoscopic surgery in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts: safety and monitoring.

@article{Jackman2000LaparoscopicSI,
  title={Laparoscopic surgery in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts: safety and monitoring.},
  author={Stephen Jackman and John D. Weingart and Stephen L. Kinsman and Steven G. Docimo},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={164 4},
  pages={
          1352-4
        }
}
PURPOSE It was suggested that patients with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt are at risk for increased intracranial pressure during pneumoperitoneum. Shunt pressure monitoring and ventricular drainage to maintain normal pressure were recommended. We evaluated a series of patients with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt who underwent laparoscopic surgery to determine the clinical indications of increased intracranial pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the anesthesia records of 12 females and 6… CONTINUE READING
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