Volume 8 Issue 12 (December, 2020)

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Assessment of complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Dr. Jitendra Shekhawat, Dr. Sushil Acharya

Background: The present study was conducted to assess complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Materials & Methods: 74 patients who were treated for ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) in the past were assessed. A Chhabra “slit n spring” hydrocephalus shunt system was used in all patients. Complications were recorded. Results: 4-6 months had 10 patients, 7-12 months had 12, 1-10 years had 20, 11-20 years had 8, 21-30 years had 11, 31-40 years had 7 and >40 years had 6 patients. Most common etiology was aqueductal stenosis seen in 16, congenital in 10, Dandy–Walker in 6, post-craniectomy in 8, CPA mass in 12, posterior fossa mass in 8, suprasellar mass in 6, post-craniectomy in 4, ventricular mass in 2 and supratentorial mass in 2 cases. Maximum complications were seen with aqueductal stenosis and CPA mass. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Maximum cases were seen in 1-10 years with maximum complications with etiology of aqueductal stenosis. Key words: Aqueductal stenosis, Hydrocephalus, Postcraniectomy.

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