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Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN: 0971-9261
EISSN: 1998-3891
Vol. 14, No. 3, 2009, pp. 98-101
Bioline Code: ip09029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2009, pp. 98-101

 en Outcome analysis of shunt surgery in hydrocephalus
Ahmed, Ashraf; Sandlas, Gursev; Kothari, Paras; Sarda, Dinesh; Gupta, Abhaya; Karkera, Parag & Joshi, Prashant

Abstract

Aim: To study the clinical outcome of shunt surgeries in children suffering from hydrocephalus.
Methods: A prospective study of 50 children with hydrocephalus who underwent a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt insertion over a period of two years. These patients were then followed up for shunt related complications, shunt revisions and outcome.
Results : Twenty six of the 50 patients (52%) suffered from complications. The most common complications were shunt blockage (n=7) and shunt infection (n=6). These complications necessitated repeated shunt revisions.
Conclusions: Infective complications of hydrocephalus are more likely to leave behind an adverse neurological outcome in the form of delayed milestones and mental retardation.

Keywords
Complications, hydrocephalus, outcome, shunt surgery, shunt revision

 
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