Revision rate of pediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunts after 15 years.

@article{Stone2013RevisionRO,
  title={Revision rate of pediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunts after 15 years.},
  author={Jonathan J Stone and Corey T Walker and Maxwell Jacobson and Valerie Phillips and Howard J. Silberstein},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          15-9
        }
}
OBJECT Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement remains the mainstay treatment for pediatric hydrocephalus. These devices have a relatively high complication and failure rate, often requiring multiple revisions. The authors present a single institution's experience of pediatric patients treated with VP shunts. With an average follow-up time of 20 years, this study is among the longest reports of VP shunt revision in the literature to date. Hydrocephalus origins, shunt revision rates, and… 

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