Management of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in the preterm infant.

  title={Management of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in the preterm infant.},
  author={M. Choiroel Anwar and Aimie J Doyle and Shilpa Kadam and I. Mark Hiatt and Thomas Hegyi},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={21 4},
We studied the use of a subcutaneous ventricular catheter reservoir in 19 preterm infants with birth posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. These infants were a poor risk for insertion of ventriculoperitoneal shunt due to their small size and hemorrhagic ventricular fluid at the time of diagnosis. The age at reservoir insertion was 29 +/- 9 days and the weight was 1,217 +/- 414 g. The reservoir was kept in place for 51 +/- 29 days with the removal of 527 +/- 421 mL of fluid by 57 +/- 42 taps. All… CONTINUE READING


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