Laparoscopic Approach to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts

  • N. M. A. Bax
  • D. C. van der Zee
  • W. P. Vandertop

Abstract

Historically, hydrocephalus has been treated by shunting cerebrospinal fluid from the brain into many different body cavities and organs. Nowadays, the most commonly inserted system is the ventriculoperitoneal shunt which consists of a silicone catheter placed inside the brain’s ventricle and connected to a valve and a longer tube which is brought beneath the skin of the head, neck, and anterior chest wall, into the peritoneal cavity.

Keywords

Catheter Peri Perforation Hunt Hydrocephalus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. A. Bax
  • D. C. van der Zee
  • W. P. Vandertop

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