Sheath formation around peritoneal tube: possible explanation for unknown cause of ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure

This study aimed to explore the possible causes of peritoneal tube obstruction, which are largely unknown. From January 1981 to June 2018, we performed VP shunting in 646 patients with hydrocephalus. Among the procedures performed, 148 shunt revision procedures were performed in 98 patients with VP shunt failure. Of the study participants, 64 (43.2%) patients were diagnosed with peritoneal tube obstruction and five patients developed sheath formation that obstructed the end of the peritoneal tubes. Sheath formation around the peritoneal tube is a possible cause of VP shunt dysfunction.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

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