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 TECHNICAL NOTE
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-68

Modification of shunt introducer


Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mayville, Durban, 4058, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Aleksander M Vitali
Department of Neurosurgery, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 800 Bellair Avenue, P. Bag X03, Mayville, Durban, 4058, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.36765

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The insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is one of the most common pediatric neurosurgical procedures. A majority of these operations are efficient by junior doctors. Any modification to the technique that makes the procedure easier may decrease the number of complications. The authors describe a quick modification to the ventriculoperitoneal shunt introducer. This enables the easy and fast tunneling for catheter insertion, even in the patient with a massive head due to neglected hydrocephalus, thereby decreasing the operative time and possibly the risk of infection.






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