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Spontaneous knot; a rare cause of ventriculoperitoneal shunt blockage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21158505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 14-year old X linked congenital hydrocephalus presented with unexplained headaches and vomiting. He had external ventricular drain and intracranial pressure monitoring (ICP). Subsequently, he underwent exploration and removal of previously inserted ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts. On retrieval of peritoneal catheters a double knot was noted between his two distal catheters. This case illustrates a rare cause of ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction.
Wail Mohammed; Ulrikke Wiig; John Caird
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1360-046X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  2011-06-14     Revised Date:  2011-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Cerebral Aqueduct / abnormalities,  surgery
Device Removal
Equipment Failure
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked / surgery
Headache / etiology*
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Intracranial Pressure
Postoperative Complications / surgery*
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Vomiting / etiology*
Comment In:
Br J Neurosurg. 2011 Jun;25(3):437-8   [PMID:  21615251 ]

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