Fixed-pressure gravity-assisted valves and adjustable differential pressure valves in the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus – a single center study of valve performance in the clinical setting

Thomas Beez, Sevgi Sarikaya-Seiwert, Lina Bellstädt, Mario Mühmer & Hans-Jakob Steiger
Objective: Previous studies have established risk factors for ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure in children. However, the role of valve type as a determinant of complications and outcome remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the fixed-pressure paediGAV and the programmable Codman Hakim[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]