Reply to Dr. Rekate’s comments on our article “Acute ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction following opening of the spinal subarachnoid space: a case series”
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KeywordsPublic Health Catheter Intracranial Pressure Subarachnoid Space Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
The word “siphon” was used once in our abstract and was not used in the mechanical sense but rather in a colloquial manner to simply mean to “convey, draw or pass”.
Each of the ventricular catheters from the patients reported were placed in a standard position and in no patient was intracranial pressure found to be negative based on intraoperative testing, which is routine for all of our shunt revisions.