Ventricular gallbladder shunts: an alternative procedure in hydrocephalus.

  title={Ventricular gallbladder shunts: an alternative procedure in hydrocephalus.},
  author={Karen W. West and M. Kathryn Turner and Dennis W. Vane and Joel C. Boaz and J. E. Kalsbeck and Jay L. Grosfeld},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={22 7},
Hydrocephalus is a frequently encountered problem in infancy and is most commonly treated by placement of ventriculoperionteal (VP) or ventriculoatrial (VA) shunts. Other sites for insertion of the distal shunt have included the stomach, ureter, and fallopian tube. This report describes an experience with ventricular gallbladder shunts (VGB) in 25 children performed from 1970 to 1985. There were 13 girls and 12 boys ranging in age from 6 months to 16 years. Diagnosis included meningomyelocoele… CONTINUE READING


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