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A Urological Complication of Lumbar Subarachnoid Shunt: Ureteral Obstruction by Extrinsic Compression

A Urological Complication of Lumbar Subarachnoid Shunt: Ureteral Obstruction by Extrinsic... Abstract Lumbar subarachnoid-peritoneal shunts are used occasionally in the treatment of communicating hydrocephalus. A 5-year-old girl with meningomyelocele and communicating hydrocephalus developed unilateral ureteral obstruction secondary to extrinsic compression by a nonfunctioning shunt of this type. Progressive hydronephrosis was reversed by excision of the shunt and ureterolysis. References 1. Ferguson, cited by Davidoff LM: The treatment of hydrocephalus: Historical review and description of a new method . Arch Surg 18:1737-1762, 1929.Crossref 2. Cushing H: Studies in Intracranial Physiology and Surgery: The third circulation. The hypophysis. The gliomas . London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1926, pp 1-51. 3. Jackson IJ, Snodgrass SR: Peritoneal shunts in the treatment of hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure . J Neurosurg 12:216-222, 1955.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

A Urological Complication of Lumbar Subarachnoid Shunt: Ureteral Obstruction by Extrinsic Compression

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110120121018
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Abstract

Abstract Lumbar subarachnoid-peritoneal shunts are used occasionally in the treatment of communicating hydrocephalus. A 5-year-old girl with meningomyelocele and communicating hydrocephalus developed unilateral ureteral obstruction secondary to extrinsic compression by a nonfunctioning shunt of this type. Progressive hydronephrosis was reversed by excision of the shunt and ureterolysis. References 1. Ferguson, cited by Davidoff LM: The treatment of hydrocephalus: Historical review and description of a new method . Arch Surg 18:1737-1762, 1929.Crossref 2. Cushing H: Studies in Intracranial Physiology and Surgery: The third circulation. The hypophysis. The gliomas . London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1926, pp 1-51. 3. Jackson IJ, Snodgrass SR: Peritoneal shunts in the treatment of hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure . J Neurosurg 12:216-222, 1955.Crossref

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1972

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