Pediatric hydrocephalus (HC) is a surgical disease. If left untreated, most cases are lethal. With present-day standard of care, most patients with HC will survive; however, death from hydrocephalus still exists, and the sequelae among long-term survivors are frequent and often severe. Because of the multiplicity of causes of hydrocephalus, associated diseases, complications of treatment, and the inherent complexity of the patient population, reliable data on outcomes are difficult to obtain.
The outcome of hydrocephalic patients has been the subject of many studies, some presenting conflicting results, and many focusing on a limited view of this vast field...read more @ http://www.scitechnol.com/spine-neurosurgery.php
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