What causes neck stiffness and ventriculoatrial shunt clogs?
If clogged shunting, symptoms similar to those previous to procedure.
Hello and thanks for asking me directly.
I have read your question and understand your concerns.
If the ventriculoatrial shunt clogs in any place during its pathway, it doesn't drain cerebrospinal fluid anymore, so, symptoms could be similar to those before the shunting procedure ( increased intracranial pressure ).
Stiff neck could indicate subarachnoidal hemorrhage, if the shunting procedure was done recently.
It also could be a sign of infection (meningitis) if there is fever, lethargy, vomiting, headaches.
I suggest you to get checked by the Doctor who inserted the shunting system, in order to diagnose properly the condition.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
I remain at your disposal for further questions and clarifications.