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Cor pulmonale as a complication of ventriculo-atrial shunts reviewed.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8449382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present the case of a nine-year-old patient with spina bifida and hydrocephalus treated with a ventriculo-atrial shunt who developed fatal pulmonary hypertension 5 1/2 years after his last valve revision; he had been well and active up to one month before his death. Details of the dramatic cardiovascular findings are given. The problems of treatment, once symptoms occur, and the difficulty of pre-symptomatic detection are discussed.
G Sleigh; A Dawson; W J Penny
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-12     Completed Date:  1993-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital of Wales, The Heath, Cardiff.
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MeSH Terms
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis,  etiology*
Hypertrophy, Right Ventricular / complications
Pulmonary Artery / pathology,  surgery
Pulmonary Embolism / complications
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*

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