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Complete migration of peritoneal shunt tubing to the scalp.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7842429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The entire length of distal tubing from a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was found to have migrated into the subgaleal space, and resulted in a shunt obstruction. Upward migration of distal shunt catheters has rarely been reported, but probably involves patient motion that creates a "windlass" effect. Cephaled migration requires a potential space (subgaleal or ventricular) and no resistance to movement of the tubing. This complication can be prevented by securing the shunt near the site of motion.
R C Heim; B A Kaufman; T S Park
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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:  10     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-09     Completed Date:  1995-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Equipment Failure
Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis,  surgery*
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Meningitis, Bacterial / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  surgery*
Scalp* / surgery
Streptococcal Infections / surgery*
Streptococcus agalactiae*
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / instrumentation*

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