Ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery outcome in adult transition patients with pediatric-onset hydrocephalus.

@article{Reddy2012VentriculoperitonealSS,
  title={Ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery outcome in adult transition patients with pediatric-onset hydrocephalus.},
  author={G Kesava Reddy and Papireddy Bollam and Gloria S Caldito and Bharat Guthikonda and Anil Nanda},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={380-8; discussion 388-9}
}
BACKGROUND Ventriculoperitoneal shunting remains the most widely used neurosurgical procedure for the management of hydrocephalus, albeit with many complications. OBJECTIVE To review and assess the long-term clinical outcome of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery in adult transition patients with pediatric-onset hydrocephalus. METHODS Patients 17 years or older who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement for hydrocephalus during their pediatric years (younger than 17 years) were… CONTINUE READING

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