Marzena Nosek1, Paweł Nachulewicz1*, Marcin Obel1, Czesław Cielecki1, Anna Golonka1, Anita Kalińska–Lipert1, Agnieszka Brodzisz2 and Magdalena Woźniak2
1Department of Paediatric Surgery and Traumatology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
2Department of Paediatric Radiology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Introduction: Implantation of a shunt system is one of the most common therapeutic methods applied in children with hydrocephalus.Objective: Objective of the study is to analyse infections of the CNS as a reason for revision of shunt systems in children with hydrocephalus (HC), to determine risk factors of infection of the shunt system and to present a strategy for infection treatment and prevention used in our Teaching Department. Material: One hundred and seven (107) surgical procedures of a shunt system implantation were performed in 75 patients in 2008-2012.Method: Case records, surgical reports and radiographic files of children with a shunt system experiencing a CNS infection were retrospectively analysed. In 2008-2012 the frequency of infections of shunt systems per the total number of completed procedures was 10%, and 15% per the total number of patients with shunt systems.Conclusion: Exchange of the draining system is the therapy of choice.
Shunt systems; Paediatric surgery; Traumatology
Nosek M, Nachulewicz P, Obel M, Cielecki C, Golonka A, Kalinska-Lipert A, et al. Infections of Shunt Systems in Children Hospitalised at the Teaching Department of Paediatric Surgery and Traumatology in 2008-2012. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1260.