Ventriculosubgaleal shunt in a premature infant with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus

Yuceer N., Kurul S.

Journal of Pediatric Neurology, vol.6, no.1, pp.65-68, 2008 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Neurology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-68
  • Keywords: Posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus, Premature infant, Ventriculoperitoneal, Ventriculosubgaleal shunt
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


A premature infant with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is presented in this study. Firstly ventriculosubgaleal shunt surgery was performed. Then, ventriculosubgaleal shunt was converted to a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Postoperative courses of both ventriculosubgaleal shunt surgery and ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery were uneventful. This illustrative case suggests that ventriculosubgaleal shunt can be an effective method for treating posthemorrhagic hydrocephaus associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. © 2008 IOS Press. All rights reserved.