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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85--99

Shunt migration in ventriculoperitoneal shunting: A comprehensive review of literature

Department of Neurosurgery, Park Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandip Chatterjee
Department of Neurosurgery, Park Clinic, 4 Gorky terrace, Kolkata - 700 017, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.253968

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Ventriculoperitoneal shunts are one of the commonest surgical procedures performed in neurosurgery. Complications of this procedure include mechanical complications and nonmechanical ones. The most distressing mechanical complication is shunt migration, and often when this occurs, it becomes difficult to work out the mechanism and the management protocol. This review is designed to answer questions regarding management details of this unfortunate complication, and also seeks to identify the causes


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