Modification of shunt introducer

Vitali, Aleksander M.; Le Roux, Andries A.
July 2007
Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences;Jul-Dec2007, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p67
Academic Journal
The insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is one of the most common pediatric neurosurgical procedures. A majority of these operations are efficient by junior doctors. Any modification to the technique that makes the procedure easier may decrease the number of complications. The authors describe a quick modification to the ventriculoperitoneal shunt introducer. This enables the easy and fast tunneling for catheter insertion, even in the patient with a massive head due to neglected hydrocephalus, thereby decreasing the operative time and possibly the risk of infection.


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