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Acquired lacunar skull deformity following ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18219193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A female infant developed hydrocephalus as a result of intraventricular hemorrhage related to premature birth. Radiography showed no sign of lacunar skull deformity (LSD). Lateral and fourth ventricle ventriculoperitoneal shunts were placed. The fourth ventricle shunt required replacement at age 3 years. Radiography and computed tomography showed LSD. Follow-up radiography at age 8 years showed the LSD was becoming unclear. LSD generally appears before birth, and disappears shortly after birth. LSD is most commonly associated with spina bifida cystica or encephalocele. This case of acquired LSD indicates that abnormal disorganized collection of collagen fibers of the skull plates may be triggered by iatrogenic intracranial hypotension even after infancy.
Kuniaki Nakahara; Satoru Shimizu; Shinichi Kan; Hidehiro Oka; Kiyotaka Fujii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0470-8105     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-25     Completed Date:  2008-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Kanagawa.
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MeSH Terms
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / surgery*
Skull / abnormalities*
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*

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