Complications in ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunting.

Academic Article


  • The development of effective cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts represents a landmark achievement in neurosurgery. This success, however, has been tempered by a high incidence of serious complications that accompany the diversion of CSF. This article examines the various complications of CSF shunting, including proximal, valve, and distal obstruction; infection; and other rare complications, and management of these complications.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Blount JP; Campbell JA; Haines SJ
  • Start Page

  • 633
  • End Page

  • 656
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 4