Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Series | Open Access

Early Application of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in Secondary Hydrocephalus

Wang Kun, Li Jinjian, Zhou Xuehui, Yang Shuxu and Wang Yirong*

Department of Neurosurgery, Hangzhou Xiasha Hospital, Zhejiang University, China

*Correspondance to: Wang Yirong 

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the management of hydrocephalus, but there is a lack of consensus on the specific management of intracranial infection with hydrocephalus. Here, we presented two cases of hydrocephalus with intracranial infection and VPS was successfully undergone in the early stage of infection control. Methods: Two patients with hydrocephalus had varying degrees of intracranial infection before operation, and clinical symptoms of hydrocephalus were worsening. VPS was performed in the early stage when intracranial infection could be controlled, and the patients were evaluated clinically and radiologically after operation. Result: During the in-hospital observation after operation and the follow-up after discharge, the symptoms of hydrocephalus were significantly improved as well as intracranial infection. None of both patients developed postoperative complications. Conclusion: For specific patients, VPS, in the early stage of intracranial infection control can be considered as a relatively safe and effective treatment.


Kun W, Jinjian L, Xuehui Z, Shuxu Y, Yirong W. Early Application of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in Secondary Hydrocephalus. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3238..

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