The Use of Ultrasound-Measured Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter to Predict Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Failure in Children Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Algorithms
  • Image Enhancement
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Renal Artery Obstruction
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Optic nerve sonography may be a useful tool to identify children presenting with suspected ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure who do not require further imaging. This would reduce the use of CT scan and exposure to ionizing radiation in children with suspected shunt malfunction who do not require neurosurgical intervention. Consideration of additional risk factors and a larger sample size may yield stronger results.

publication date

  • January 9, 2017



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001034

PubMed ID

  • 28072673

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