Ventriculoatrial shunt distal catheter placement using transesophageal echocardiography: Technical note

Kevin M. McGrail, Donald A. Muzzi, Thomas J. Losasso, Fredric B. Meyer

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Abstract

Accurate placement of the distal end of a ventriculoatrial shunt at the cavo-atrial junction is important for long-term shunt function as well as for avoiding cardiac arrythmias, thrombus formation, and damage to myocardial tissue. Standard methods of intraoperative localization, including chest x-ray, pressure measurements, and electrocardiogram recording, can be inaccurate. By using intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, the distal end of the catheter can be localized to the cavo-atrial junction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-749
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume30
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992

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Transesophageal Echocardiography
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Electrocardiography
Thrombosis
Thorax
Catheters
X-Rays
Pressure

Keywords

  • CSF shunt
  • Echocardiography
  • Hydrocephalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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McGrail, K. M., Muzzi, D. A., Losasso, T. J., & Meyer, F. B. (1992). Ventriculoatrial shunt distal catheter placement using transesophageal echocardiography: Technical note. Neurosurgery, 30(5), 747-749.

Ventriculoatrial shunt distal catheter placement using transesophageal echocardiography : Technical note. / McGrail, Kevin M.; Muzzi, Donald A.; Losasso, Thomas J.; Meyer, Fredric B.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 30, No. 5, 1992, p. 747-749.

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McGrail, KM, Muzzi, DA, Losasso, TJ & Meyer, FB 1992, 'Ventriculoatrial shunt distal catheter placement using transesophageal echocardiography: Technical note', Neurosurgery, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 747-749.
McGrail, Kevin M. ; Muzzi, Donald A. ; Losasso, Thomas J. ; Meyer, Fredric B. / Ventriculoatrial shunt distal catheter placement using transesophageal echocardiography : Technical note. In: Neurosurgery. 1992 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 747-749.
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