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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1986;15(4): 817-824.
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction during Pregnancy.
Kyong Il Kim, Ki Hong Cho, Han Kyu Kim, Kyung Gi Cho
Department of Neurosurgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
A 24 year-old woman with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is presented, who showed repeated episodes of shunt malfunction before and during pregnancy. Daily pumping of the flushing device relieved the symptoms at first, but reattack during the third trimester of pregnancy was managed with revision of the shunt to ventriculoatrial system. She delivered a healthy female baby successfully at term.
Key Words: Hydrocephalus; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Shunt malfunction; Pregnancy; Ventriculoatrial shunt
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