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Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck as a result of a rare ventriculoperitoneal shunt complication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16636625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts may have multiple complications. Migration of the peritoneal catheter into some anatomical or congenitally open cavities can cause inguinal or genitourinary manifestations such as hernia, hydrocele or acute scrotum, and these are common in male infants. We report a very rare complication of VP shunt encountered in a female infant, manifesting as hydrocele of the canal of Nuck, the female counterpart of hydrocele of the spermatic cord. It is emphasized that VP shunts may also cause clinical inguinal manifestations in female infants, and groin or external genital organ swelling in these patients may be an important sign of shunt malfunction.
K Z Yuksel; M Senoglu; M Yuksel; K U Ozkan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-25     Completed Date:  2006-10-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Edema / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Equipment Failure*
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Groin* / radiography,  surgery
Hernia, Inguinal / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Neurologic Examination
Peritoneal Diseases / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Postoperative Complications / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / instrumentation*
Vulvar Diseases / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery

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