Original Paper

Child's Nervous System

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 340-341

First online:

How to get rid of the shunt: a comment

  • Jens HaaseAffiliated withDepartment of Neurosurgery, Aalborg Hospital

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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

Hydrocephalus Shunt independence Shunt removal