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The arrest of treated hydrocephalus in children. A radionuclide study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6470786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective study was made of the incidence of arrest of treated non-neoplastic hydrocephalus in 30 neonates and infants over a 5-year period. Radionuclide assessment of shunt function and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics was carried out at intervals over this period, using a method that allowed injection of the radionuclide into the ventricular system independent of the shunt apparatus. The radionuclide scanning results were correlated with computerized tomography and clinical findings. Of 24 patients still available for analysis at the end of 5 years, four patients showed restoration of CSF circulation independent of the shunt apparatus and, in three of these, the shunt has either been clipped or clipped and removed without any ill effects. Clinical details of these three patients are provided. Two initially had communicating hydrocephalus, and one had probable aqueduct stenosis.
I H Johnston; R Howman-Giles; I R Whittle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-25     Completed Date:  1984-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  752-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
Hydrocephalus / radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Postoperative Complications / radionuclide imaging

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