, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp 536-538

Ventriculosubgaleal shunt in the management of recurrent ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection

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The use of a ventriculosubgaleal shunt for temporary treatment of hydrocephalus in a child with multiple recurrent shunt infections related to eczema in the neck is described. Further shunt infection was avoided, the eczema cleared, and a permanent ventriculoperitoneal shunt was inserted successfully after 2 months.