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Int J Med Sci. 2012;9(1):65-7. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

Delayed intracerebral hemorrhage secondary to ventriculoperitoneal shunt: two case reports and a literature review.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China.

Abstract

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt has become a popular operation to achieve cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion, but is associated with many complications. Postoperative delayed intracerebral hemorrhage is a kind of rare but severe event, which has not thus far been reported in retrospective case analyses. Here we present two cases of delayed intracerebral hemorrhage, along the path of the ventricular catheter, which occurred on postoperative days 3 and 5. We also provide a literature review regarding this rare complication.

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delayed; intracerebral hemorrhage; ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

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PMC3245413
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