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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


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.

Complications, hydrocephalus, outcome, shunt surgery, shunt revision

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