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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98-101

Outcome analysis of shunt surgery in hydrocephalus


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Paras Kothari
Department of Pediatric Surgery, L.T.M. Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.57700

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Aim: To study the clinical outcome of shunt surgeries in children suffering from hydrocephalus. Methods: A prospective study of 50 children with hydrocephalus who underwent a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt insertion over a period of two years. These patients were then followed up for shunt related complications, shunt revisions and outcome. Results : Twenty six of the 50 patients (52%) suffered from complications. The most common complications were shunt blockage (n=7) and shunt infection (n=6). These complications necessitated repeated shunt revisions. Conclusions: Infective complications of hydrocephalus are more likely to leave behind an adverse neurological outcome in the form of delayed milestones and mental retardation.






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