Misleading clinical syndromes of CSF shunt malfunction

Br J Neurosurg. 1988;2(3):391-4. doi: 10.3109/02688698809001011.


CSF shunt malfunction is nowadays a common emergency. It may occasionally simulate some more sinister underlying central nervous system disease. We describe three examples where simple mechanical revision of a faulty shunt reversed bizarre and misleading neurological syndromes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects*
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery