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Peroral extrusion of the peritoneal catheter in an infant.
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PMID:  22754883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Peroral extrusion of the distal end of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt tube is the potentially hazardous end result of a bowel perforation with only few case reports in the literature. The distal end of the peritoneal catheter got fractured in a 4-year-old child and it protruded out through the mouth. The cranial incision was opened and the shunt divided below the chamber. The ventricular end and the chamber and distal end were removed through this incision. In the present successfully managed case we review the current strategies in the management of such a rare complication and discuss the possible pathogenesis of this entity.
Authors:
Mahesh Gupta; Naseeb C Digra; Narendra Sharma; Subhash Goyal; Amit Agrawal
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  North American journal of medical sciences     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1947-2714     ISO Abbreviation:  N Am J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521411     Medline TA:  N Am J Med Sci     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  290-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, M.M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
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