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Complications of ventriculo-peritoneal shunting and a critical comparison of the three-piece and one-piece systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  590045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a report of our experience with ventriculo-peritoneal shunting, the treatment of congenital and secondary hydrocephalus. It includes a detailed listing of all complications and an analysis of the number of complications per patient and per procedure in patients in whom either a three-piece or a one-piece shunt system has been inserted. A total of 161 patients were in the one-piece series and 196 patients in the three-piece series, with the follow-up being a minimum of 6 months. There were 598 procedures in 196 patients in the three-piece series and 302 procedures in 161 patients in the one-piece series, so that the average number of operations per child in the three-piece series was 3.1 and only 1.9 in the one-iece series. There were 106 instances of ventriculitis in the three-piece series only 22 in the one-piece series, and 47 non-ventriculitis related complications in the three-piece series, but only 17 in the one-piece series. Data are presented descriptively with listing of specific complications and as computer analysis statistical printouts for categories (disconnections, infections, obstructions) comparing the three-piece and one-piece systems.
A J Raimondi; J S Robinson; K Kuwawura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's brain     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0302-2803     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Brain     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-23     Completed Date:  1978-02-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505428     Medline TA:  Childs Brain     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cerebral Ventricles
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / methods*
Child, Preschool
Encephalitis / etiology,  microbiology
Follow-Up Studies
Hematoma, Subdural / etiology
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Peritoneum / surgery
Peritonitis / etiology
Postoperative Complications*
Time Factors

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