Ventriculo-ureteral shunt without nephrectomy

Thomas Pittman, George Steinhardt, Thomas Weberf

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Some patients with hydrocephalus cannot be adequately treated with either ventriculo-peritoneal or ventriculo-atrial shunts. Ventriculo-ureteral (VU) shunts are seldom considered in this group of patients because of the belief that nephrectomy is an essential part of the procedure. We report a case in which a VU shunt was performed with direct ureteral re-implantation and we suggest that a VU shunt is a reasonable alternative for the treatment of a patient with difficult-to-manage hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-263
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992


  • Hydrocephalus
  • Ventriculo-ureteral shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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