volume 27, issue 4, P503-504 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.761674
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Abstract: It is the belief of some that results of shunt surgery for the treatment of hydrocephalus in children are improved if the surgery is performed in high-volume centres. Currently in the UK paediatric neurosurgery is undergoing a service review. As part of this review a set of standards of care are being drafted which state that 1-year failure rates and infection rates for de-novo ventriculo-peritoneal shunts in children should be less than 40% and 10%, respectively. Our de-novo shunt infection rate (4.3%) and ou…

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