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Predictive factors associated with ventriculoperitoneal shunting after posterior fossa tumor surgery in children.

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Summary of "Predictive factors associated with ventriculoperitoneal shunting after posterior fossa tumor surgery in children."

The aim of the study was to evaluate established risk factors and define new inflammation-associated factors associated with postoperative ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement.

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Name: Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
ISSN: 1433-0350
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