1 Neurokirurgisk Klinik, Neurocentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Copenhagen Trial Unit, Cochranecenteret Rigshospitalet, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Neurologisk Klinik, Neurocentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark4 unknown
Since 1965 many ventriculo-peritoneal shunt systems have been inserted worldwide to treat hydrocephalus. The most frequent indication in adults is normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), a condition that can be difficult to diagnose precisely. Surgical intervention with flow-regulated and differential pressure-regulated ventriculo-peritoneal shunts remains controversial. Knowledge about the benefits and harms of these interventions is limited.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013, Vol 5