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Pulmonary hypertension complicating a ventriculo-atrial shunt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1425796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of ventriculo-atrial shunts for CSF diversion in developing hydrocephalus has become rare because of the risk of chronic thrombo-embolism and subsequent pulmonary hypertension associated with an unfavourable prognosis. However, there remains a group of patients in whom ventriculo-atrial shunts have been inserted in the past. In this group, complications can occur after many years. We report on a 13-year-old girl with pulmonary hypertension caused by chronic thrombo-embolism from a ventriculo-atrial shunt.
K Haasnoot; A J van Vught
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-08     Completed Date:  1992-12-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  748-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects*
Heart Atria / surgery
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology

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