Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants: long-term follow-up and shunt-related complications

  title={Posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants: long-term follow-up and shunt-related complications},
  author={Andrea Reinprecht and Wolfgang Dietrich and Angelika Berger and Gerhard Bavinzski and Manfred Weninger and Thomas Czech},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Introduction: A retrospective analysis of 42 preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage was performed in order to evaluate shunt-related problems in neonates with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Patients and methods: Within the last 15 years, 76 infants with intraventricular hemorrhage were treated primarily by external ventricular drainage, and 42 needed permanent shunting. Shunting was performed 28–101 days after the patients' birth, ventriculoatrial shunts being placed in 10 patients… CONTINUE READING
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