Shunt revision for asymptomatic failure: surgical and clinical results.

@article{Vinchon2003ShuntRF,
  title={Shunt revision for asymptomatic failure: surgical and clinical results.},
  author={Matthieu Vinchon and Anthony Fichten and Isabelle Delestret and Patrick Dhellemmes},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={347-53; discussion 353-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Shunt obstruction represents a permanent threat for patients with shunts, and its prevention and treatment are important parts of neurosurgeons' duties. Although there is little discussion regarding the need to reoperate for treatment of symptomatic shunt failure (SSF), the need to reoperate for treatment of asymptomatic shunt failure (ASF) is debated, as are the guidelines for the follow-up monitoring of patients with shunts. The goal of this study was to assess the effects of… CONTINUE READING

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