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Doctor insights on: Peritoneal Venous Shunt Insertion

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Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst & VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst &  VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Pyogenic: infection in the face of a VP shunt will inevitably require that the shunt be removed, the infection treated with antibiotics and then the shunt replaced. ...Read more

Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more


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How do you insert a central venous catheter? With local?

How do you insert a central venous catheter? With local?

Yes: Local anesthesia is frequently used to numb the skin overlying where the catheter will be inserted. ...Read more

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How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

Thru a vein: Then it is directed to higher up in the venous circulation. ...Read more

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What does "ir" stand for in "ir picc line insertion"?

What does "ir" stand for in "ir picc line insertion"?

At our: hospital, ir refers to Interventional Radiology. So the order is for the picc to be placed by the Interventional Radiology team. ...Read more

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Who does grommet insertion?

Who does grommet insertion?

PE Tubes: For a variety of ear conditions, otolaryngologists (ENT) may recommend insertion of pe tubes/tympanostomy tubes, sometimes referred to as grommets. ...Read more