Ventriculoperitoneal shunting

Alternative Names

Shunt – ventriculoperitoneal; VP shunt; Shunt revision

Definition of Ventriculoperitoneal shunting

Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is surgery to relieve increased pressure inside the skull due to excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on the brain ().

Review

Kevin Sheth, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/22/2010

Ventricles of the brain
Craniotomy for cerebral shunt
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt - series

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