Fractures of the peritoneal catheter of cerebrospinal fluid shunts

Gabriel M. Cuka, Leslie C. Hellbusch

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Abstract

A retrospective study of fractures of peritoneal catheters of ventriculoperito-neal shunts is described. Fracture of the peritoneal catheter accounts for 21.2% of shunt revisions. During the time period of January 1985 through July 1993,401 PS Medical peritoneal catheters were installed and 23 fractures occurred. The fracture rate of PS Medical small-sized catheters is 15.3%. The fracture rate of PS Medical regular-sized catheters is 2.1%. The overall survival rates of the PS Medical small-sized and regular-sized catheters are significantly statistically different (p < 0.001). The peritoneal catheters fractured most frequently in the neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunt
  • Fracture
  • Peritoneal catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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