When is inpatient care indicated in the management of hydrocephalus?

Updated: Jun 04, 2018
  • Author: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Patients with shunt-dependent hydrocephalus should be admitted for consideration of shunt revision if shunt malfunction or infection is suspected. [18]

In children, shunt revisions are scheduled according to growth rate.


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