Peritoneal cerebrospinal fluid shunt insertion: a technique for protection of the abdominal catheter

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✓ A minor modification of the technique of peritoneal cerebrospinal fluid shunt insertion allows more anatomical closure of the abdominal wound and may protect the shunt from contamination by superficial abdominal wound infection.

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