Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 55, Issue 1–2, pp 107–115 | Cite as

Ventriculo-subgaleal shunt: Evaluation by computed tomography

  • A. J. Drapkin
  • M. E. Levine
  • W. C. Yang


Ventriculo-subgaleal shunting was used for temporary decompression of hypertensive hydrocephalus. Pre- and post-shunt computed tomography was utilized in five cases as a method for detecting complications and determining shunt function. A clear-cut clinical improvement and stabilization followed the subgaleal diversion, but nevertheless usually only a mild decrease in ventricular size was demonstrated after shunting.


Hydrocephalus subgaleal shunt CSF diversion computed tomography 


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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Drapkin
    • 1
  • M. E. Levine
    • 1
  • W. C. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology (Neuroradiology), The Mount Sinai School of MedicineCity University of New YorkNew York

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