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A new catheter for subduro-peritoneal shunting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12382178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Subduro-peritoneal (SP) shunting is one of the definitive treatment modalities in the management of chronic subdural collections. Different shunt types have been used in SP shunting. An effective and inexpensive catheter has been designed for SP shunting. This new catheter does not have a valve system. The proximal end of the catheter has a right angle after the first 5 cm. The distal end of the catheter is open and has no slits. The proximal right angle tip of the subdural tubing is inserted 5 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with symptomatic subdural fluid collection were treated with SP shunting using this shunt tube. RESULTS: Resolution of the subdural fluid collection took between 2 and 14 weeks. The SP shunt was easily removed in 4 patients. No complications occurred. Follow-up of the patients ranged from 3 to 12 months. CONCLUSION: This new catheter seems to be effective in the drainage of subdural fluid collections.
Yusuf Erşahin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2002-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-16     Completed Date:  2002-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  518-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, P.K. 30, Kariyaka 35602, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / instrumentation*
Child, Preschool
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subdural Effusion / diagnosis,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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