<< Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Complications In Children: An Evidence-Based Approach To Emergency Department Management


Disposition of patients with VP shunt complications depends upon the nature of the complication, the general appearance of the patient, neurosurgical availability, and the ability of the patient to present for timely follow-up. There are no standard guidelines for situations in which a patient can be safely discharged with a VP shunt complication. All cases of patients with possible VP shunt complications should be discussed with the patient’s neurosurgeon or the in-house neurosurgeon.

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