Scalp necrosis overlying a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report and literature review.

@article{Nguyen2015ScalpNO,
  title={Scalp necrosis overlying a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report and literature review.},
  author={Tuyet A. T. Nguyen and Philip Randolph Cohen},
  journal={Dermatology online journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 10}
}
BACKGROUND The use of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts has become ubiquitous in neurosurgery for the treatment of hydrocephalus. VP shunts work by creating a conduit for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to flow from the cerebral ventricles to the peritoneum and thus relieving pressure. Although typically safe, VP shunt complications are extremely common, occurring in up to 29% of adult cases and approximately half of pediatric cases. These complications may require patients to undergo several… CONTINUE READING