Shunt; Complications, Ventricular (Communicating)
University of Zurich
Complications in patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts are common. Thus, these patients are frequently admitted for suspicion of a shunt dysfunction (SD). However, the symptoms of a SD are often unspecific and the required diagnostics are time consuming, expensive, invasive and may involve radiation exposure. In a prospective observational study it is planned to find out, how often a suspected shunt dysfunction is found, which kinds of shunt dysfunction are seen and if there is a correlation between the shunt dysfunctions and the age of the shunt. Furthermore, it is intended to find out, if there are symptom-patterns specific for certain shunt dysfunctions.
- Procedure: CSF Shunt treatment for hydrocephalusState after CSF shunt implantation
|Ages eligible for Study||18 Years and older|
|Genders eligible for Study||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
- Age >= 18
- State after implantation of a CSF shunt
- refusion participation in the study
All patients who are admitted for suspected shunt-dysfunction will be included. Patient data, detailed data about the shunt, patient's symptoms and all findings will be recorded in the CRF. After 4-8 weeks all patients will be followed-up to add missing data and correct initial findings with the benefit of a retrospective view. After 2 years, data will be analyzed.
- Dept. of Neurosurgery, Zurich University HospitalrecruitingZurich, Switzerland, 8091
- Zurich University HospitalrecruitingZurich, Switzerland
31 March, 2016
16 May, 2016