Toward reducing shunt placement rates in patients with myelomeningocele.

  title={Toward reducing shunt placement rates in patients with myelomeningocele.},
  author={Aabir Chakraborty and Darach Crimmins and Richard Hayward and Dominic Thompson},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  volume={1 5},
OBJECT The prevalence of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus in patients with myelomeningocele has been reported to be in the region of 85%, and shunt-related complications are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. Since 1997 the authors have adopted a stringent policy with respect to shunt placement in patients with myelomeningocele, reserving this treatment for those with symptomatic hydrocephalus, severe ventricular dilation at the time of presentation, and/or… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

Neurosurgical management of spina bifida: research issues.

Developmental disabilities research reviews • 2010
View 9 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Fetoscopic repair of spina bifida: safer and better?

Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology • 2016

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…