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Child's Nervous System

, 25:1397 | Cite as

Reply to Dr. Rekate’s comments on our article “Acute ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction following opening of the spinal subarachnoid space: a case series”

  • R. Shane TubbsEmail author
  • W. Jerry Oakes
Letter to the Editor
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Keywords

Public Health Catheter Intracranial Pressure Subarachnoid Space Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt 
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Dear Editor:

We would like to thank Dr. Rekate for his interest in our paper [1]. To address Dr. Rekate’s two points we offer the following:
  1. (1)

    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”.

     
  2. (2)

    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.

     

Reference

  1. 1.
    Tubbs RS, Pugh J, Cakpo-Satchivi L, Wellons JC III, Blount JP, Oakes WJ (2009) Acute ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction following opening of the spinal subarachnoid space: a case series. Childs Nerv Syst 25:599–600PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s HospitalBirminghamUSA

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