Background: Little is known regarding the optimal treatment of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infections in adults. Our aim was to assess the efficacy of treatment strategies and to identify factors that predict failure. Methods: Retrospective, observational study of patients aged ≥12 years with VP shunt infections ( ).Cited by: Dec 02, · Utility of Shunt Series in the Evaluation of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Dysfunction in Adults. The aim of our study was to assess the frequency of abnormal SS plain radiography and head CT in the evaluation of shunt malfunction in all adult ED patients and to measure the association of abnormalities on CT and SS with surgical intervention Author: Taylor A. Docter, Bhavik H. Patel, Jesse J. Brennan, Edward M. Castillo, Roland R. Lee, Gary M. Vilk.
AN IMPLANTED cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt system diverts excess CSF from the brain to another part of the body. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common type of implanted CSF shunt system.1,2 An estimated 33, CSF shunt placement procedures are performed in the US annu-ally, with most being VPS.3File Size: KB. Sep 30, · Adults and children over the age of 2 may not need a shunt replacement for eight or more years. Shunt systems require frequent monitoring and follow-up. Complications that may occur with shunt Author: Erica Roth.
Nov 01, · The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery and the incidence of shunt revision in adult patients with hemorrhage-related hydrocephalus. Methods Adult patients who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement for hemorrhage-related hydrocephalus from October to October were included in this twinkx.xyz by: Jan 08, · If you have a programmable VP shunt, the settings can be changed by your doctor if needed. Your doctor will decide which type of VP shunt is best for you. VP shunt surgery. Your VP shunt surgery will take place in the operating room while .
Nov 16, · Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is a procedure to help remove excess fluid in the brain. The shunt consists of a catheter (tube), a valve, and a reservoir. The catheter is placed through the skull and into one of the ventricles (spaces) of . Jul 01, · Thus, shunt removal, replacement, or revision is necessary to manage obstructive hydrocephalus in adult patients (47, 48). In the present study, we assessed the overall shunt revision rate and time to first shunt revision in adult patients with obstructive hydrocephalus after the initial VP shunt placement.