Article Text

PDF
Fifteen-minute consultation: assessment of a child with suspected shunt problems
  1. Harpreet Singh Mangat1,
  2. Chirag Patel2,
  3. Desiderio Rodrigues1
  1. 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  2. 2 Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  1. Correspondence to Desiderio Rodrigues, Department of Neurosurgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 6NH, UK; desiderio.rodrigues{at}bch.nhs.uk

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid diversion procedures have saved more lives than any other neurosurgical procedure. However, they do have a unique set of complications which a paediatrician in a district general hospital may encounter. Timely recognition and appropriate referral to the neurosurgeon is vital in order to avoid serious consequences and to have a favourable outcome.

  • Shunt
  • Shunt malfunction
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neurosurgery

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.