The role of ventriculoperitoneal shunting in patients with supratentorial glioma

Macarena I. de la Fuente, Lisa M. Deangelis

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Objectives: To assess the impact of ventriculoperitoneal (VPS) in patients with glioma. Methods: Retrospective review of patients with grade II-IV glioma who had VPS placement from January 1995 to November 2012. Results: We identified 62 patients. At time of VPS, 41 had gait disturbance, 40 cognitive impairment and 16 urinary incontinence; 10 had the classic triad. Thirty-eight (61%) improved after VPS. Median overall survival from VPS was 7 months for all patients, but 11 months for those who improved and 2 months for non-responders. Leptomeningeal disease, glioma grade or radiographic ventricular decompression did not predict benefit. Conclusions: VPS can improve functional status in some patients with symptoms suggestive of hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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