Shunt complications in children

  • The signs of shunt malfunction are similar to the signs of hydrocephalus:
    • the signs of shunt blockage and disconnection are the same as in hydrocephalus
    • if an infection is present the patient will also have signs of systemic inflammatory response
  • Symptoms related to overdrainage (headache, tiredness, vomiting) are usually worsened by an upright position and therefore become prominent towards the evening. Adult hydrocephalus and shunt complications included.



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