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 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2020.25493
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-66
  • Keywords: Hydrocephalus, infection, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, RISK-FACTORS, CHILDREN, IMMUNODEFICIENCY, OUTCOMES
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


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.