The Use of Shunting Devices for Cerebrospinal Fluid in Canada

  • Harold J. Hoffman
  • May S. M. Smith


During the year 1982/1983, 3,162 shunt procedures were done in Canada. Nineteen hundred and seventy-three were shunt insertions and 1,189 were shunt revisions. Based on population, the number of insertions varied between 1 per 5,000 in the province of Nova Scotia to 1 per 20,000 in the province of Manitoba.

Key words

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt Ventriculoatrial shunt Ventriculocisternostomy Lumboperitoneal shunt 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold J. Hoffman
    • 1
  • May S. M. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick ChildrenUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Clinical Criteria Bureau of Medical Devices, Health and WelfareEnvironmental Health DirectorateOttawaCanada

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