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Increased Intra-Abdominal Pressure and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Dysfunction

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Drainage through a ventriculoperitoneal shunt depends on pressure in the abdomen being less than that in the ventricle. A sufficient increase in intra-abdominal pressure can cause the drain to stop draining, with a subsequent increase in intra-cranial pressure.

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