|Title||Referrals for suspected ventriculo-peritoneal shunt dysfunction and necessity for further imaging.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Pujara S, Natalwala A, Robertson I|
|Journal||Br J Neurosurg|
|Date Published||2017 Mar 10|
Shunt series (SS) X-rays are often performed as additional routine initial investigations for suspected ventriculo-peritoneal shunt dysfunction, despite low diagnostic utility and radiological implications. We reviewed such referrals at our neurosurgical unit and found an 8.3% sensitivity rate for SS; consistent with current evidence. SS should not be performed routinely.
|Alternate Journal||Br J Neurosurg|