Twenty-four high-risk newborns with a low birth weight developed progressive hydrocephalus and underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunting (at the time of shunting they weighed 1,100-1,990 g, mean 1,541.5 g). The changes in hydrocephalus after shunting were determined by ultrasound examinations; preoperative examination was by CT. Of the factors evaluated for their relationship to shunt complication, we considered in particular babies with a CSF protein level of over 1.5 g/l (7 cases). These cases were treated with external drainage and later with ventriculoperitoneal shunting. Shunt infections occurred in 20.9%, in contrast with a low incidence of shunt blockage (8.3%), probably owing to previous external shunting in children with high CSF protein. There were 2 deaths (8.3%). All children underwent careful follow-up during the 1st year and serial checkups subsequently for 5 years. © 1987 Springer-Verlag.

Shunt in high-risk newborns

LOCATELLI, DAVIDE;
1987-01-01

Abstract

Twenty-four high-risk newborns with a low birth weight developed progressive hydrocephalus and underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunting (at the time of shunting they weighed 1,100-1,990 g, mean 1,541.5 g). The changes in hydrocephalus after shunting were determined by ultrasound examinations; preoperative examination was by CT. Of the factors evaluated for their relationship to shunt complication, we considered in particular babies with a CSF protein level of over 1.5 g/l (7 cases). These cases were treated with external drainage and later with ventriculoperitoneal shunting. Shunt infections occurred in 20.9%, in contrast with a low incidence of shunt blockage (8.3%), probably owing to previous external shunting in children with high CSF protein. There were 2 deaths (8.3%). All children underwent careful follow-up during the 1st year and serial checkups subsequently for 5 years. © 1987 Springer-Verlag.
1987
Hydrocephalus; Premature infants; Shunt; Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health; Neurology (clinical)
Pezzotta, S; Locatelli, Davide; Bonfanti, N.; Sfogliarini, R.; Bruschi, L.; Rondini, G.
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