An alternative method for the placement of atrial catheter of ventriculo-atrial shunt: Technical note

H. L. Chen, H. L. Chuang*, C. N. Chang, K. C. Wei, Y. H. Hsu, J. J. Liao, J. C. Hsu

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Abstract

It always takes a long time to dissect the lateral neck to find the appropriate vein in the traditional technique for ventriculoatrial shunting (VA shunt) procedure. To make the procedure easier, we use a 8.5 Fr. percutaneous sheath introducer set with a 'J' shaped tip flexible guide wire. (ARROW®) in a whole set, to insert the atrial catheter of the VA shunt. We believe that the new technique provides a great improvement to the procedure of percutaneous approach for VA shunt including reducing the operation time, cost and the associated complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-106
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurologica Taiwanica
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fluoroscopy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Internal jugular vein
  • Percutaneous catheterization
  • Ventriculoatrial shunt

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