Relationship Between Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Obstruction and Infection in Pediatric Patients with Hydrocephalus


ŞAHİN A. , Tumturk A., Ciftci M., Durmus N. A. , KÜÇÜK A. , ULUTABANCA H. , ...More

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.43, no.1, pp.61-66, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2020.25493
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-66
  • Keywords: Hydrocephalus, infection, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, RISK-FACTORS, CHILDREN, IMMUNODEFICIENCY, OUTCOMES

Abstract

Objective: The most common ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) complications in pediatric patients include shunt infections and obstructions. This study evaluated the relationship between shunt infection and obstruction in pediatric patients undergoing VPS placement for hydrocephalus at our clinic.