Complications of CSF Shunting in Hydrocephalus

Prevention, Identification, and Management

  • Concezio Di Rocco
  • Mehmet Turgut
  • George Jallo
  • Juan F. Martínez-Lage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juan F. Martínez-Lage, Antonio L. López-Guerrero, María-José Almagro
      Pages 13-32
    3. Ernesto Domenech, Cristina Serrano, Carmen María Fernández-Hernández
      Pages 33-72
  3. Complications of Extrathecal CSF Shunts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Juan F. Martínez-Lage, Miguel Angel Pérez-Espejo, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut
      Pages 81-107
    3. Kevin Tsang, William Singleton, Ian Pople
      Pages 109-118
    4. Erdal Kalkan, Bülent Kaya, Fatih Erdi, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut
      Pages 119-127
    5. Vasilios Tsitouras, Spyros Sgouros
      Pages 129-140
    6. Ali Akhaddar
      Pages 141-148
    7. Joanna Y. Wang, Edward S. Ahn
      Pages 149-158
    8. Luca Massimi, Concezio Di Rocco
      Pages 177-185
    9. José Hinojosa
      Pages 187-202
    10. Ignacio Jusué-Torres, Jamie B. Hoffberger, Daniele Rigamonti
      Pages 203-211
    11. Marcelo Galarza, Patricia Martínez
      Pages 213-226
    12. Concezio Di Rocco, Paolo Frassanito
      Pages 233-246
    13. Mehmet Turgut, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut
      Pages 247-259
  4. Complications of Intrathecal Shunts-Endoscopic Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. David A. Chesler, George I. Jallo
      Pages 269-275
    3. Miguel Gelabert-González, Eduardo Aran-Echabe, Ramón Serramito-García
      Pages 285-299
    4. Yoshua Esquenazi, David I. Sandberg
      Pages 301-306
    5. Federico Di Rocco
      Pages 307-312
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-322

About this book


Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of complications of CSF shunting, with emphasis on prevention, identification, and management. It covers the full range of shunt-related complications and the various associated adverse consequences that remain common despite significant improvements in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods. The chapters are organized into three parts: introduction, complications of extrathecal CSF shunt devices, and complications of endoscopy. In addition to providing clinicians and investigators with the most pertinent current evidence, the book looks forward to future areas of hydrocephalus research and to innovative therapeutic philosophies.

This comprehensive reference book will be an ideal source for neurosurgeons seeking both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with CSF shunting. It will also contribute in overcoming the problem of lack of knowledge of basic fluid dynamics and workings of the shunts – knowledge that is essential for optimal care of hydrocephalic patients. 


Cerebrospinal Fluid Endoscopy Hydrocephalus Neurosurgery Shunts

Editors and affiliations

  • Concezio Di Rocco
    • 1
  • Mehmet Turgut
    • 2
  • George Jallo
    • 3
  • Juan F. Martínez-Lage
    • 4
  1. 1.Pediatric NeurosurgeryCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryAdnan Menderes University School of MediAydinTurkey
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Regional Service of Neurosurgery and Unit of Pediatric NeurosurgeryVirgen de la Arrixaca University HospitalMurciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09960-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09961-3
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