Can using a peel-away sheath in shunt implantation prevent ventricular catheter obstruction?

ÇAMLAR M., ERŞAHİN Y., ÖZER F. D. , Sen F. , Orman M. N.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.27, no.2, pp.295-298, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-010-1226-7
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-298


Shunt obstruction is the most common shunt complication. In 2003, Kehler et al. used peel-away sheath while implanting the ventricular catheter in 20 patients. They found less revision rate in the peel-away sheath group. We aimed to test the efficacy of this technique in cadavers.