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Toward reducing shunt placement rates in patients with myelomeningocele.

Authors
  • Chakraborty, Aabir
  • Crimmins, Darach
  • Hayward, Richard
  • Thompson, Dominic
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Publication Date
May 01, 2008
Volume
1
Issue
5
Pages
361–365
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/PED/2008/1/5/361
PMID: 18447669
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Applying more stringent guidelines for shunt placement, permitting moderate ventricular dilation, and accepting some mild increase in ventricular size after myelomeningocele closure has resulted in a reduced rate of shunt placement compared with previous series. The rate is comparable to that reported following in utero closure of myelomeningocele.

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