Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
MEDINA ANDRADE, Miguel Ángel et al. Ventriculocaval shunt for hydrocephalus in extreme cases. A viable alternative. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2011, vol.68, n.6, pp. 447-450. ISSN 1665-1146.
Background. Hydrocephalus management usually involves cerebrospinal fluid shunting into some corporal cavity. Under special circumstances, patients require alternate approaches, and the surgeon faces the use of extreme options. Case report. In this study we present two patients who were surgically approached with ventriculocaval shunt through peripheral vascular access. Conclusions. The technique represented an easy application with minimal complications, an approach that provides a rescue option in cases of complicated hydrocephalus. In our case, this technique was successful.
Palabras llave : ventriculocaval shunt; complicated hydrocephalus; alternate approach; venous access.