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Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1993 Oct;4(4):707-14.

Diagnosis and treatment of the slit ventricle syndrome.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.


Slit ventricles are a complication of a functioning shunt. This article examines the diagnosis and treatment of slit ventricles and slit ventricle syndrome, the pathophysiology involved, a rationale for treatment, and the direction of therapy in the near future. The authors conclude that determining which type of SVS is present is the first step in treatment and that the best treatment is a strategy aimed at the specific type of SVS that is responsible for the symptoms.

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