Failure of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: part II: overdrainage, loculation, and abdominal complications.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Complications from cerebrospinal fluid shunts are common and can present with a variety of signs and symptoms. In this second part of a two-part review, shunt overdrainage, loculation of the ventricular system in patients with shunts, and abdominal complications related to ventriculoperitoneal shunts are discussed. Familiarity with these types of shunt failure is essential for neurologists and pediatricians because they are often the first to evaluate and triage these children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browd, SR; Gottfried, ON; Ragel, BT; Kestle, JRW

Published Date

  • March 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 171 - 176

PubMed ID

  • 16504785

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-8994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2005.05.021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States