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Cranial migration of complete ventriculo-peritoneal shunt assembly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16935511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 10-month-old male child with severe congenital hydrocephalus due to aqueduct stenosis presented with cranial migration of the entire ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt. The complete shunt assembly, including the shunt chamber, was noted in the dilated ventricles. The migrated shunt was left in situ. A VP shunt was performed on the opposite side. The complete intraventricular migration of a VP shunt is a rare complication. This complication may be avoided by firm anchoring of the connector sites to the periosteum, and avoidance of large burr holes and dural openings. The possible mechanisms of such an event and the relevant literature are discussed.
Trimurti D Nadkarni; Ram K Menon; Nitin N Dange; Ketan I Desai; Atul Goel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-01     Completed Date:  2007-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign-Body Migration*
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*

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