Light and Electron Microscopic, aIl;dImmunohistochemical Analysis of Deposits in the Proximal Ends of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Catheters

  • Kataterlerinde Toplanan, Depozitlerin Isik, Elektron Mikroskopik, Olarak Incelenmesi
  • Published 2007


The ventriculoperitoneal shunt is accepted as the simplest and most effective treatment for hydrocephalus. The major problem with these devices is obstruction of the proximal end of the tubing. In this study, we examined deposIts in the proximal ends of Codman shunts from 20 of our patients whose catheter failed. Light microscopic examination revealed that… (More)


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