Flow-related noise in patients with ventriculopertioneal shunts using gravitational adjustable valves

F. Stockhammer, C. Miethke, T. Knitter, V. Rohde & C. Sprung
Rare side effects of ventriculoperitoneal shunts are noises arising from the valve. We investigated patients after implantation of a pro-GAV valve for occurrence and the possible factors related to noise development. 39 patients were asked for any noise arising from the valve. The valve was auscultated[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]