Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) normal finding

Evaluation of a VP shunt is performed by taking a frontal, lateral skull and frontal chest and abdominal radiographs to evaluate the tubing from its ventricular origin to its termination in the abdomen. A lateral radiograph of the abdomen can also be performed for confirmation of position. The course of the tubing should be continuous and without a kink. White arrows indicate the course of the left VP shunt and black arrows indicate the tip of both VP shunts.



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Diagnosis Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) normal finding

Evaluation of a VP shunt is performed by taking a frontal, lateral skull and frontal chest and abdominal radiographs to evaluate the tubing from its ventricular origin to its termination in the abdomen. A lateral radiograph of the abdomen can also be performed for confirmation of position. The course of the tubing should be continuous and without a kink. White arrows indicate the course of the left VP shunt and black arrows indicate the tip of both VP shunts.

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