Ventriculoatrial shunt in tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus.

  title={Ventriculoatrial shunt in tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus.},
  author={Sanat N. Bhagwati},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={35 3},
Raised intracranial tension affects the course of tuberculous meningitis adversely. The development of hydrocephalus may account for the raised intracranial pressure. Insertion of a ventriculoatrial shunt significantly alters the course of the disease. The results in seven cases have been detailed and discussed. The levels of consciousness improved, hemiplegia and aphasia practically cleared up, and vision returned even in children who were blind for 4 to 6 weeks. Operation could be performed… CONTINUE READING

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