Computational Assessment of Risk of Subdural Hematoma Associated with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement

  • Milan TomaEmail author
  • Sheng-Han Kuo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 36)


Hydrocephalus is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain. The condition yields increased pressure inside the skull. When excess cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain, ventriculoperitoneal (cerebral) shunt is routinely implanted. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt redirects fluid from the ventricles to the abdominal cavity. However, the ventriculoperitoneal shunt is sometimes associated with several complications, e.g. subdural hematoma. A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood outside the brain caused by the sudden shrinkage of the brain as the cerebrospinal fluid is drained away by the shunt implant. However, the mechanism of the development of subdura hematoma remains not entirely clear due to the dynamic alterations between cerebrospinal fluid, intraparenchyma, and ventricular pressure. Therefore, we aim to establish a model to simulate this interaction to understand the mechanism.


Computational geometry Smooth-particle hydrodynamics Fluid-structure interaction 


Funding Information

This study has been partially supported by a faculty start-up fund provided by the New York Institute of Technology and by a donation from the New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association.

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No formal approval was necessary for this study.

Conflict of Interest

All authors declare no conflict of interest. No benefits in any form have been or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing SciencesNew York Institute of TechnologyOld WestburyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, College of Osteopathic MedicineNew York Institute of TechnologyOld WestburyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical CenterColumbia UniversityNew York CityUSA

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