The risk of ventricular catheter misplacement and intracerebral hemorrhage in shunt surgery for hydrocephalus

@inproceedings{Hultegrd2015TheRO,
  title={The risk of ventricular catheter misplacement and intracerebral hemorrhage in shunt surgery for hydrocephalus},
  author={Linus Hulteg{\aa}rd and Asgeir S. Jakola and Dan Farahmand},
  booktitle={Fluids and Barriers of the CNS},
  year={2015}
}
Introduction Communicating hydrocephalus is caused by an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that is often treated with a ventricular shunt. There are few studies on the rates of ventricular catheter (VC) misplacement and postoperative intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) after shunt surgery. In this study, we evaluated the rate of VC misplacement and ICH after shunt surgery. In addition, VC misplacement was correlated to postoperative ICH and shunt revision within six months, respectively.