Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
TECHNICAL NOTE
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67--68

Modification of shunt introducer


Aleksander M Vitali, Andries A le Roux 
 Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mayville, Durban, 4058, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
Aleksander M Vitali
Department of Neurosurgery, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 800 Bellair Avenue, P. Bag X03, Mayville, Durban, 4058, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

The insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is one of the most common pediatric neurosurgical procedures. A majority of these operations are efficient by junior doctors. Any modification to the technique that makes the procedure easier may decrease the number of complications. The authors describe a quick modification to the ventriculoperitoneal shunt introducer. This enables the easy and fast tunneling for catheter insertion, even in the patient with a massive head due to neglected hydrocephalus, thereby decreasing the operative time and possibly the risk of infection.


How to cite this article:
Vitali AM, le Roux AA. Modification of shunt introducer.J Pediatr Neurosci 2007;2:67-68


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Vitali AM, le Roux AA. Modification of shunt introducer. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2007 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];2:67-68
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