Laparoscopic insertion of lumbar peritoneal shunts for idiopathic intracranial hypertension

  • Dinesh Naidoo
  • Akos Kiss
  • Dimitri Manoussakis

Abstract

Background: The treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension varies from simple observation to the mechanical diversion of cerebrospinal fluid.

Objective: To describe our technique and initial experience with the laparoscopic insertion of lumbarperitoneal shunts.

Conclusion: Lumbarperitoneal shunts should be preferentially inserted into the peritoneum via laparoscopy rather than via the (locally) more prevalent mini-laparotomy.

Published
2017-12-08
Section
Articles

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