Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 1, No.1. January 1978:9-10
31 cases of progressive hydrocephalus have been treated by ventricule-peritoneal shunt and the results of management are reviewed.
Operative mortality and death due to complications of this type of shunt were much lower than after ventricule-atrial shunts. This shunt should be considered because it is no more likely to block than ventricule-atrial, is easier to revise and complications are fewer and less serious.
Keywords: Treatment of Hydrocephalus by Ventriculo-Peritonea1 Shunts