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Intraoperative Ultrasound Guided Compared to Stereotactic Navigated Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement: A Randomized Controlled Study

Intervention Type: Device
Study Type: Interventional
Participants: 130
This study is to prospectively compare Ultrasound guided (US-G) Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt (VPS) placement to stereotactic navigation in a randomized controlled fashion with the surgical intervention time as primary outcome. All patients entering the University Hospital of Basel for elective or emergent VPS surgery will be randomized in 1:1 fashion to one of the study groups at admission or the day before the operation.
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Basel - Recruiting
Basel, Switzerland
Gender: All
Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
– Informed Consent as documented by signature
– Patients undergoing elective or emergent VPS placement (frontal or occipital shunt )
Exclusion Criteria:
– Revision surgery due to former VPS placement using the same side and location for VPS placement or when no complete shunt is revised (proximal and distal), resulting in a shorter operation time
– Ventriculoatrial or ventriculopleural Placement
– Women who are pregnant or breast feeding
– Intention to become pregnant during the course of the study
– Previous enrolment into the current study
– Enrolment of the investigator, his/her family members, employees, and other dependent persons
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