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Laparoscopic-assisted distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement.

Authors
  • Khosrovi, H
  • Kaufman, H H
  • Hrabovsky, E
  • Bloomfield, S M
  • Prabhu, V
  • el-Kadi, H A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Neurology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1998
Volume
49
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 9457261
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In patients with intra-abdominal adhesions, obesity, or distorted abdominal anatomy, laparoscopic-aided distal shunt insertion increases the success rate by its direct visual capability and the ability to lyse abdominal adhesions and position the distal end of the catheter in a desired place.

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