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Acute shunt malfunction after cesarean section delivery: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20358015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Shunt malfunctions that require surgical intervention during pregnancy and the postpartum period are rare. Furthermore, no study has reported on an acute shunt malfunction immediately after cesarean section. Here, we describe the case of a 32-yr-old woman who became drowsy 12 hr after cesarean section delivery of her second child. She had a ventriculoperitoneal shunt placed to treat hydrocephalus associated with meningitis at 26 yr of age. Marked ventriculomegaly was seen on brain computed tomography and her consciousness recovered temporarily after aspirating cerebrospinal fluid from the flushing device. At surgery, the distal catheter tip was plugged by a blood clot. We believe that the blood spilled over during the cesarean section. The clogged catheter end was simply cut off and the remaining catheter was repositioned in the peritoneal cavity. Her consciousness recovered fully.
Sun-Chul Hwang; Tae-Hee Kim; Bum-Tae Kim; Soo-Bin Im; Won-Han Shin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean medical science     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1598-6357     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Korean Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-01     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703518     Medline TA:  J Korean Med Sci     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section*
Equipment Failure*
Hydrocephalus / etiology,  surgery
Meningitis / complications
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt* / adverse effects,  instrumentation

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