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Hydrothorax: transdiaphragmatic migration of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18097194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Symptomatic hydrothorax following ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion is a very rare complication. The patient was a 5-month-old child known to have had shunted congenital hydrocephalus two months before. He presented to the emergency room in respiratory distress. Chest X-ray and computerized tomography images confirmed left hydrothorax and showed transdiaphragmatic migration of the tip of the peritoneal catheter to the thoracic cavity. After the catheter had been shortened and replaced to the peritoneal cavity, the patient's symptoms abated.
Rüçhan Ergün; Ali Ihsan Okten; Yurdal Gezercan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1423-0305     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-21     Completed Date:  2008-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara Dişkapi Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Diaphragm / radiography*
Foreign-Body Migration / radiography*
Hydrothorax / etiology,  radiography*
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*

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