Ventricular CSF shunts are very common – many kids have them. The most common complications are malfunction and infection. This episode of PEM Currents reviews the basics and how you can assess for complications in CSF shunts in kids.
Boyle, Kimia, Nigrovic. Validating a Clinical Prediction Rule for Ventricular Shunt Malfunction. Pediatric Emergency Care, 2017.
Riva-Cambrin et al. Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: a multicenter prospective cohort study. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Apr 2016, Vol. 17, No. 4 , Pages 382-390.
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