Outcomes of shunt insertion for the treatment of hydrocephalus: A single centre analysis

Mervyn Owusu-Ayim, Mustafa El Sheikh, D. Bennett

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Aim: Shunt insertion is a universal treatment used in tackling the presence of Hydrocephalus (HC). Despite this, many shunts are prone to failure requiring surgical revision. The outcomes of shunts inserted within our cohort were analysed.

Method: Retrospective analysis of patients treated with a shunt for HC from 2016-2018 was performed. Data was collected from medical records. Mann-Whitney and Chi-Square tests were used for statistical analysis.

Result:44 patients (Adults≥18yrs: 75%; Children (c)
Conclusion: Shunts remain an effective treatment in tackling Hydrocephalus. Common complications of insertion include infection which children are more susceptible to. Further work is encouraged to reduce these rates.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1344
Pages (from-to)118
Number of pages1
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Issue numberS3
Early online date24 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
EventAssociation of Surgeons in Training International Surgical Conference - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Mar 20208 Mar 2020


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