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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1989 Jan;18(1):52-58. Korean. Original Article.
Moon JG , Oh SH , Choi JU , Kim YS , Chung SS , Lee KC .
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

A series of 70 lumboperitoneal shunt performed at Yonsei university Severance hospital was reviewed. The clinical indications for this procdures were communicating hydrocephalus, CSF fistulas, benign intracranial hypertension and bulging craniectomy site. There were several complications such as shunt migration, obstruction, infection and nonfunctioning. Wound dehiscence, epidural hematoma and ingumal hernia were also observed after shunting. This procedure is completely extracranial and diminished intracranial complications, thereby significantly reducing morbidity and mortality. Good results were reported due to easy insertion, short operation time and reduced complications. This report documented the efficacy of lumbopertoneal shunt and literatures were reviewed.

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