Child's Nervous System

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 340–341

How to get rid of the shunt: a comment


  • Jens Haase
    • Department of NeurosurgeryAalborg Hospital
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/BF00335175

Cite this article as:
Haase, J. Child's Nerv Syst (1994) 10: 340. doi:10.1007/BF00335175


The aspects to be considered before removal of a shunt placed earlier for treatment of hydrocephalus are reviewed. The methods proposed so far for determination of whether a shunt is still needed are described. Their low reliability is stressed, as are the risk inherent in shunt removal.

Key words

HydrocephalusShunt independenceShunt removal

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