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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt migration and coiling: A report of two cases.
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PMID:  23248689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Migration of the proximal and distal catheters of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a very rare event. Here, we report two infants with hydrocephalus and ventriculoperitoneal shunt who presented later with shunt coiling and migration. The first infant was admitted with scalp swelling around proximal incision 3 months after shunt insertion and migration and coiling of both ventricular and peritoneal catheters occurred under the scalp at that point. The second patient was referred 1 month after shunting with tense fontanel and vomiting. New brain imaging confirmed the whole shunt inside both lateral ventricles. The possible mechanisms causing this very uncommon complication and the management are explained.
Authors:
Shahram Shahsavaran; Hamed Reihani Kermani; Ehsan Keikhosravi; Farideh Nejat; Mostafa El Khashab
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric neurosciences     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1817-1745     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Neurosci     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  2012-12-19     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101273794     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Neurosci     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Bahonar Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
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