The Use of Ultrasound-Measured Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter to Predict Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Failure in Children
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Renal Artery Obstruction
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
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.