Child's Nervous System

, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp 536–538

Ventriculosubgaleal shunt in the management of recurrent ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection

  • Paul Steinbok
  • D. Douglas Cochrane
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF00335079

Cite this article as:
Steinbok, P. & Cochrane, D.D. Child's Nerv Syst (1994) 10: 536. doi:10.1007/BF00335079


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.

Key words

Ventriculosubgaleal shuntShunt infectionHydrocephalus

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Steinbok
    • 1
  • D. Douglas Cochrane
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryB.C.'s Children's HospitalVancouverCanada