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Case report of symptomatic cholelithiasis after ventricular cholecystic shunt.
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PMID:  17101375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hydrocephalus is a prevalent problem in the pediatric population, and patients with ventriculo-peritoneal shunts are often encountered. The use of ventricular cholecystic shunts is an option for patients who are unable to have a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. This is a case report that describes a late complication of a ventricular cholecystic shunt. Eleven years after insertion of a ventricular cholecystic shunt, the patient developed cholelithiasis encrusted on shunt tubing. The shunt was revised, and 6 months follow-up has shown relief of symptoms and no further evidence of cholelithiasis.
Gregory A Surfield; Robert L Klein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-14     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1933-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Summa Health System, Akron, OH 44309, USA. <>
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects*,  methods
Gallstones / etiology,  surgery*
Hydrocephalus / etiology,  surgery*
Meningomyelocele / complications

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