Ventriculosubgaleal shunt: a treatment option for progressive posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus

  title={Ventriculosubgaleal shunt: a treatment option for progressive posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus},
  author={Salim Rahman and Charles M. Teo and William Morris and Dixon Lao and Frederick A. Boop},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Among premature infants born at less than 1500 g, the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage is greater than 45%. Of these, 40% will develop progressive posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PPHH). Optimum treatment remains controversial. Ventriculosubgaleal (VSG) shunts were first proposed as a means of temporarily diverting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a more physiological manner for those infants less than 1500 g in weight who would not tolerate a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. The VSG shunt… CONTINUE READING

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