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Table 1 Predictors for ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement

From: Predictors of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a pilot study in a single Egyptian institute

  No. of shunt-treated patients (total = 11) Non-shunt-treated patients (total = 9) Total P value
Mean age 54.73 53.67   0.229
Sex Males 7 (70%) 3 (30%) 10  
Females 4 (40%) 6 (60%) 10
Fisher grade    0.411
 2   3 (27.3%) 2 (22.2%)
 3   5 (45.4%) 3 (33.3%)
 4   3 (27.3%) 4 (44.5%)
Mean bicaudate index at shunt decision Emergency VP shunt 0.26 0.2   0.031
Failed EVD weaning 0.21
Aneurysm location ACoA 5 (62.5%) 3 (37.5%) 24 0.0646
MCA 0 4 (100%) 15
PCoA 4 (100%) 0 12
ICA 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 6
Multiple 1 (100%) 0 3
DACA 0 1 (100%) 3
Type of procedure Clipping 10 (58.8%) 7 (41.2%) 51 0.566
Coiling 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.7%) 9
  1. Italicized P values are significant
  2. Abbreviations: CSF cerebrospinal fluid, EVD external ventricular drainage, ACoA anterior communicating artery, MCA middle cerebral artery, PCoA posterior communicating artery, ICA internal carotid artery, DACA distal anterior cerebral artery