Child's Nervous System

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 805–807 | Cite as

Does a systematic algorithm matter for the management of ventriculoperitoneal shunt perforations of the gastrointestinal tract?

  • Sofiene Bouali
  • Khalil Ghedira
  • Hela Mnakri
  • Jalel Kallel
  • Hafedh Jemel
Letter to the Editor

Notes

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Conflict of interest

None of the authors has any potential conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofiene Bouali
    • 1
  • Khalil Ghedira
    • 1
  • Hela Mnakri
    • 1
  • Jalel Kallel
    • 1
  • Hafedh Jemel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurology Tunis “Mongi Ben Hmida”, Tunis Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Tunis El ManarTunisTunisia

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