Lumbar peritoneal shunt.

@article{Yadav2010LumbarPS,
  title={Lumbar peritoneal shunt.},
  author={Yad Ram Yadav and Vijay Singh Parihar and Mallika Sinha},
  journal={Neurology India},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          179-84
        }
}
A lumbar peritoneal (LP) shunt is a technique of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion from the lumbar thecal sac to the peritoneal cavity. It is indicated under a large number of conditions such as communicating hydrocephalus, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, normal pressure hydrocephalus, spinal and cranial CSF leaks, pseudomeningoceles, slit ventricle syndrome, growing skull fractures which are difficult to treat by conventional methods (when dural defect extends deep in the cranial base… CONTINUE READING
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