Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infection and Treatment in Children


Cagan E., Soysal A., Seker A., Seker M.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.40, sa.1, ss.72-79, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.72-79

Özet

Purpose: The most important complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) surgery is central nervous system infections developing in the postoperative period. The incidence of VPS infection in cases with VPS inserted is known to be between 6.5-23.5%. The aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment and complications relating to VPS surgery infections in pediatric patients with hydrocephalus.