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2020 Sep 08

World Neurosurg

Shunt Valve Rupture: An Interesting Case Report of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Failure.


GÜdÜk M, AkbaŞ A, TÜzÜnalp M A, Berİkol G, Ekşi M Ş
World Neurosurg. 2020 Sep 08.
PMID: 32916344.


Shunt complications are common despite advances in surgical techniques and shunting technology. Proximal and/or distal catheter malfunctions are detected in pediatric and adult patients. However, valve dysfunction is rare in those cases.