Intraabdominal Pressure: Is it a Cause of Shunt Dysfunction? A Pediatric Case Report

  • Emrah Çeltikçi
Keywords: Hydrocephalus, intraabdominal pressure, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, pediatric.


Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is the most common and most effective method to resolve hydrocephalus. A dysfunctioning shunt is a cold fact and beginning of cascades of various problems for every neurosurgeon. In this article we discussed probable mechanisms of shunt dysfunction due to an abdominopelvic problem which is treated by a basic indwelling urinary catheter in a 14 year old boy.

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department of neurosurgery


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