Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98--101

Outcome analysis of shunt surgery in hydrocephalus


Ashraf Ahmed, Gursev Sandlas, Paras Kothari, Dinesh Sarda, Abhaya Gupta, Parag Karkera, Prashant Joshi 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ahmed A, Sandlas G, Kothari P, Sarda D, Gupta A, Karkera P, Joshi P. Outcome analysis of shunt surgery in hydrocephalus.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2009;14:98-101


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Ahmed A, Sandlas G, Kothari P, Sarda D, Gupta A, Karkera P, Joshi P. Outcome analysis of shunt surgery in hydrocephalus. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];14:98-101
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