Complications of ventricular shunts

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Ventricular shunting is the most widely accepted form of treatment of hydrocephalus. The placement of cerebrospinal fluid shunts has become one of the most common procedures in modern neurologic surgery. Despite significant improvements in shunt procedures, shunt complications remain common. These troubles are associated with significant adverse consequences, both medical and economic. Attempts to limit their incidence require a basic knowledge and understanding of the types of shunt failure and their respective management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-242
Number of pages19
JournalTechniques in Neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001


  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy.
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Shunt complications
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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