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The ventriculocholecystic shunt: two case reports and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  23445328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe the re-siting of ventriculoperitoneal shunts to the gallbladder in two children. The first child had a rare case of hydrocephalus associated with plasminogen deficiency. She had had multiple VP shunt revisions due to non-absorption of CSF from the peritoneum. The second had craniopharyngioma-related hydrocephalus with once again a non-absorbing peritoneum. We report no surgical complications in the revisions for both the cases, and there has been a subsequent follow-up of 46 and 28 months, respectively, without incident. A review of the relevant literature describing the use and the performance of ventriculocholecystic shunts in comparison with other ventricular shunts is considered.
Authors:
A K Demetriades; I Z Haq; J Jarosz; D McCormick; S Bassi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1360-046X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, King's College Hospital , Denmark Hill, London , UK.
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