Causal Factors of Shunt Revisions: With special reference to frequent and immediate revisions

  • Tatsuyuki Sekimoto
  • Eiji Yoshino
  • Norihiko Mizukawa
  • Kimiyoshi Hirakawa
  • Satoshi Ueda

Abstract

In our institution, 50 children with nontumoral hydrocephalus received ventriculoperitoneal shunt between January 1970 and June 1987. Among them, 38 children received 75 revisions. We analysed the causal factors of the shunt revisions, which were performed in the short
period (within 6 months) after preceding operations and were performed frequently (more than 4 times).

Key words

Hydrocephalus Ventriculoperitoneal shunt Shunt revision Meningitis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatsuyuki Sekimoto
    • 1
  • Eiji Yoshino
    • 1
  • Norihiko Mizukawa
    • 1
  • Kimiyoshi Hirakawa
    • 1
  • Satoshi Ueda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyotoJapan

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