Ventriculoperitoneal shunt in patients with leptomeningeal metastasis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Meningeal Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Subarachnoid Space
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

abstract

  • The authors reviewed 37 patients with leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) who required a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) for management of intracranial hypertension. Improvement was seen in 27 (77%) patients; subdural hematoma developed in one and shunt malfunction in three. Median overall survival was 2 months (range 2 days to 3.6 years) after VP shunt placement, but there was no procedure-related mortality. The prognosis of LM remained poor, but VP shunt can be an effective palliative tool when required.

publication date

  • May 10, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/01.WNL.0000160396.69050.DC

PubMed ID

  • 15883329

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1625

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 64

number

  • 9