Salvaging the “lost peritoneum” after ventriculoatrial shunt failures

Abstract

Placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is the long-standing treatment of choice for hydrocephalus. However, in many patients with repeated distal failures, ventriculoatrial (VA) shunts are placed. Should the VA shunt fail, finding appropriate distal sites is often difficult. We identified six patients, over a 3-year period, in whom conversion of VA… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-006-0292-3

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