Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of complications of CSF shunting, with emphasis on prevention, identification, and management. It covers the full range of shunt-related complications and the various associated adverse consequences that remain common despite significant improvements in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods. The chapters are organized into two parts: complications of extrathecal CSF shunt devices and complications of endoscopy. In addition to providing clinicians and investigators with the most pertinent current evidence, the book looks forward to future areas of hydrocephalus research and to innovative therapeutic philosophies. This comprehensive reference book will be an ideal source for neurosurgeons seeking both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with CSF shunting.
- Explains how to prevent, identify, and manage the complications of CSF shunting
- Provides clinicians and investigators with the best current evidence, presented by leading international authorities in the field
- Contains more than 150 original photos
Table of Contents
GENERAL INTRODUCTION: Clinical Manifestations of CSF Shunt Complications.- Neuroimaging in CSF Shunt Complications. COMPLICATIONS OF EXTRATHECAL CSF SHUNTS: Introduction.- Iatrogenic Complications.- Complications Related to the Choice of the CSF Shunt Device.- Functional Complications.- Mechanical Complications.- Infective Complications.- Complications Related to the Type of Hydrocephalus.- Complications Specific to the Type of CSF Shunt.- Late Complications. COMPLICATIONS OF INTRATHECAL SHUNTS- ENDOSCOPIC TREATMENT: Introduction.- Iatrogenic and Infective.- Complications Due to Insufficient Correction of the Altered CSF Dynamics.- Complications Related to the Type of Hydrocephalus.- Late Failures.