Morbidity of ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in adults: an 8-year study.

@article{Korinek2011MorbidityOV,
  title={Morbidity of ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in adults: an 8-year study.},
  author={A M Korinek and Laurence Fulla-Oller and A. -L. Boch and Jean-Louis Golmard and Bassem Hadiji and Louis Puybasset},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={985-94; discussion 994-5}
}
BACKGROUND Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt procedures have dramatically reduced the morbidity and mortality rates associated with hydrocephalus. However, despite improvements in materials, devices, and surgical techniques, shunt failure and complications remain common and may require multiple surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE To evaluate CSF shunt complication incidence and factors that may be associated with increased shunt dysfunction and infection rates in adults. METHODS From January 1999… CONTINUE READING