Failure of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: Part II: Overdrainage, loculation, and abdominal complications

Samuel R. Browd, Oren N. Gottfried, Brian T. Ragel, John R.W. Kestle

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Abstract

Complications from cerebrospinal fluid shunts are common and can present with a variety of signs and symptoms. In this second part of a two-part review, shunt overdrainage, loculation of the ventricular system in patients with shunts, and abdominal complications related to ventriculoperitoneal shunts are discussed. Familiarity with these types of shunt failure is essential for neurologists and pediatricians because they are often the first to evaluate and triage these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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