Treatment of ventriculostomy-related infections

P Gerner-Smidt, E Stenager, C Kock-Jensen

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The results of the treatment of 15 cases of ventriculitis related to the use of external ventricular drainage are presented. A review of the literature on the treatment of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections combined with our data suggest the following treatment of ventriculostomy-related ventriculitis: 1. Antibiotic treatment according to the resistance pattern of the infecting microorganism and 2. Removal or replacement of the ventricular drain. 3. One should wait for bacteriological cure before implanting a permanent internal drainage system.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)47-49
Publication statusPublished - 1988


  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebral Ventricles
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
  • Encephalitis
  • Hematoma
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Journal Article


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