Factors affecting the accuracy of ventricular catheter placement

Kai Wan, Jennifer Toy, Rory Wolfe, Robert Andrew Danks

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Abstract

Despite technological improvements, ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts are still often complicated by malfunction, predominantly with proximal catheter obstruction. There is evidence that accurate placement of the ventricular catheter is significantly related to shunt survival. To identify possible risk factors that might lead to suboptimal shunt placement, we retrospectively reviewed the demographic data and radiological scans of 141 patients who underwent a VP shunt operation from 2005 to 2008 at our institution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485 - 488
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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