Ventriculoatrial shunt utilizing the azygos vein.

TitleVentriculoatrial shunt utilizing the azygos vein.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsRedo SF, Ciccarelli A, Ghajar J, Dinner M
JournalJ Pediatr Surg
Date Published1992 May
KeywordsAzygos Vein, Catheterization, Cerebral Ventricles, Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts, Heart Atria, Humans, Hydrocephalus, Infant, Male

Long-term ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunting can prove difficult in the neonatal population, particularly in those neonates who have had previous abdominal and vascular procedures. This article presents a technique of providing vascular access for ventriculoatrial shunting via the azygos vein for patients with limited vascular access and in whom ventriculoperitoneal shunting is not feasible.

Alternate JournalJ. Pediatr. Surg.
PubMed ID1625139