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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 22(4); 1993 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1993;22(4): 520-528.
Ventriculotransverse Sinus Shunt for Hydrocephalus.
In Suk Hamm, Byong Hun Kim, Chung Hyung Lee, Sung Kyu Hwang, Yeun Muk Park, Seung Lee Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Taegu, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The new operative technique of ventriculotransverse sinus shunt for hydrocephalus is introduced in this paper. This method has been applied to 6 hydrocephalic patients with Pudenz-Heyer low pressure valve in our department of Kyungpook National University Hospital from June 1990 to to May 1992. 4 cases including 2 high pressure hydrocephalus of all the patients improved in neurologic deficit within 2 weeks postoperatively. 2 Cases of normal pressure hydrocephalus installed the same shunt showed no improvement without any shunt valve dysfunction, so the shunts were revised to ventriculoperitoneal shunts. The choice of transverse sinus rather than superior sagittal sinus for CSF recipient of shunt seems more reasonable anatomically and physiologically. And this procedure could first apply to the poor risk patients with local anesthesia in such cases with old age, deteriorated, and to the patients requiring revision of the other shunting. To confirm the effect and perspect for continuous using this new technique, more patients applying this method and long term follow-ups of them should be needed.
Key Words: Ventriculotransverse sinus shunt; Hydrocephalus
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