Ventriculosubgaleal shunts for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants.

  title={Ventriculosubgaleal shunts for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants.},
  author={Brian K. Willis and Cherukuri Ravi Kumar and Esther L. Wylen and Anil Nanda},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  volume={41 4},
OBJECTIVE The early management of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants is challenging and controversial. These infants need a temporary cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion procedure until they gain adequate weight, and the blood and protein levels in CSF are reasonably low before permanent shunt can be placed. Various options are available with their associated advantages and disadvantages. Ventriculosubgaleal shunts have been recommended as a more physiologic and less invasive… CONTINUE READING
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