Child's Nervous System

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 379–381 | Cite as

Transient blindness following intracranial pressure changes in a hydrocephalic child with a V-P shunt

  • S. Constantini
  • F. Umansky
  • R. Nesher
  • M. Shalit
Original Papers


A hydrocephalic child with a V-P shunt developed transient blindness following shunt revision. A year later, visual function deteriorated when shunt malfunction occurred. Following shunt revision, the child regained sight. The effects of intracranial hypertension and hypotension on the visual pathways are discussed.

Key words

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt Shunt complication Hydrocephalus Blindness Visual-evoked potential Intracranial pressure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Constantini
    • 1
  • F. Umansky
    • 1
  • R. Nesher
    • 2
  • M. Shalit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

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