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Factors associated with ventricular catheter movement and inaccurate catheter location: post hoc analysis of the hydrocephalus clinical research network ultrasound-guided shunt placement study.

Authors
  • Whitehead, William E
  • Riva-Cambrin, Jay
  • Wellons, John C 3rd
  • Kulkarni, Abhaya V
  • Browd, Samuel
  • Limbrick, David
  • Rozzelle, Curtis
  • Tamber, Mandeep S
  • Simon, Tamara D
  • Shannon, Chevis N
  • Holubkov, Richard
  • Oakes, W Jerry
  • Luerssen, Thomas G
  • Walker, Marion L
  • Drake, James M
  • Kestle, John R W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics
Publisher
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2014
Volume
14
Issue
2
Pages
173–178
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/2014.5.PEDS13481
PMID: 24926971
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Catheter movement and inaccurate catheter placement are both more likely to occur in young patients (< 6 months). Inaccurate catheter placement is also more likely to occur in cases involving a posterior shunt entry site than those involving an anterior shunt entry site. Future clinical studies aimed at improving shunt placement techniques must consider the effects of young age and choice of entry site on catheter location.

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