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Intraventricular haemorrhage after aspiration of ventricular reservoirs.
  1. N E Moghal,
  2. M W Quinn,
  3. M I Levene,
  4. J W Puntis
  1. University Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Peter Congdon Newborn Unit, General Infirmary, Leeds.


    A previously unrecognised complication of aspirating ventricular reservoirs is described. Four infants developed fresh bleeding into the cerebrospinal fluid after reservoir taps; ultrasound confirmed intraventricular blood clot in one case. The technique for aspirating the reservoir may have an important bearing on the incidence of this complication.

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