What is Lumboperitoneal shunt?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Medtronic Strata Shunt

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Lumboperitoneal or lumbar-peritoneal shunts are used in neurological disorders, in cases of chronic increased intracranial pressure to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension 6 4
Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency 1 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 1
Support kidney health 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lumboperitoneal shunt

Side effect Patients
Difficulty staying asleep 1
Head pain 1
Head pressure 1

Duration

Stopped having Lumboperitoneal shunt

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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