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Cerebrospinal fluid hydrothorax caused by transdiaphragmatic migration of a ventriculoperitoneal catheter through the foramen of Bochdalek.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9224918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebrospinal fluid hydrothorax is a very rare complication following ventriculoperitoneal shunting. The authors report a case of a 3-year-old girl who developed cerebrospinal fluid hydrothorax (caused by migration of the intra-abdominal catheter through the right vertebrocostal trigone of Bochdalek, the one most unlikely to be congenitally patent) and respiratory distress. The patient was successfully treated with thoracocentesis and shunt revision.
L M Martin; M E Donaldson-Hugh; M M Cameron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-22     Completed Date:  1997-09-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Equipment Failure
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Hydrocephalus / radiography,  surgery*
Hydrothorax / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Postoperative Complications / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / instrumentation*

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