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Pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to endoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Case report.
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PMID:  16922076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Complications following cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion procedures are protean. The formation of pseudoaneurysms after the placement of a ventricular catheter as part of a CSF diversion procedure is presumably quite rare. The authors report the case of a child in whom a pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm developed following the endoscopic insertion of a ventricular catheter as part of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement procedure. Significant intraventricular bleeding signaled vascular injury. Angiography revealed a right pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm. The patient subsequently underwent surgical trapping of his pseudoaneurysm and physical therapy for left leg monoparesis. This appears to be the first reported case of pseudoaneurysm formation following the placement of a ventricular catheter for a CSF diversion procedure. This case underlines a rare but serious risk involved with the routine placement of CSF shunts.
R Shane Tubbs; Leslie Acakpo-Satchivi; Jeffrey P Blount; W Jerry Oakes; John C Wellons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-22     Completed Date:  2006-09-13     Revised Date:  2007-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  surgery
Corpus Callosum / blood supply*
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*

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