Volume 1 Supplement 1
Reasons for shunting and reasons for revision: a survey based on data from the UK Shunt Registry
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Published: 23 December 2004
Reasons for Shunting
The occurrence of underdrainage, overdrainage, disconnection, fracture, infection and migration were broken down by clinical diagnosis. Underdrainage is by far the most common given reason for revision, and appears not to vary with clinical diagnosis. Infection, disconnection, migration and fracture are associated with young age rather than any particular diagnosis. Overdrainage is particularly high in patients with Chiari malformations
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