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   You are here: Home ›› Current edition ›› Vol. XX, no. 1, 2013 ›› Hernando Alvis
Latex and silicon allergy related to cerebrospinal shunt hardware: a review
Hernando Alvis-Miranda1, Gabriel Alcala-Cerra2, Sandra Milena Castellar-Leones1, Hector Farid Escorcia3, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar1
1University of Cartagena, 2Resident of Neurosurgery, 3Hospital CARI Barranquilla
Key words: silicone allergy, shunt malfuncion, hydrocephalus

A less frequent complications of shunt systems ventriculoperitoneal used for the management of hydrocephalus is the allergy materials which usually are built, silicone and latex. Patients undergoing multiple changes device may be at risk of developing high rejection to materials. Differential diagnosis should be done with infections and obstructions, usual causes of dysfunction. We present a review updated literature focused neurosurgeon.