Clinical course of ventriculoperitoneal shunting for hydrocephalus following glioblastoma surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

ConclusionsOf the limited proportion of glioblastoma patients requiring VPS surgery for hydrocephalus after index surgery, 78% patients are expected to show symptom improvement, and 24% can expect to undergo revision surgery. An individualized approach to each patient is required to optimize both index glioblastoma and VPS surgeries to account for anatomy and goals of care given the poor prognosis of this tumor overall.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research