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A closer look at the ventriculo-gallbladder shunt for the treatment of hydrocephalus.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric neurosurgery
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
4
Pages
197–199
Identifiers
PMID: 9436830
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Six patients with hydrocephalus who were treated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts became refractory to serosal absorption of CSF. All were subsequently treated with ventriculo-gallbladder shunts. The surgical technique and long-term results were evaluated by retrospective review of the hospital records. Detailed evaluation of 1 of the 6 has suggested a dynamic role for the gallbladder in the function of ventriculo-gallbladder shunts.

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