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Pediatr Surg Int. 2000;16(1-2):94-5.

Silent bowel perforation and transanal prolapse of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

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Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Government Medical College, Jammu, J&K State, India 180 001.

Abstract

A 2-year-old hydrocephalic child presenting with ventriculitis following intestinal perforation by a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is reported. The peritoneal end of the shunt had extruded through the anus without causing any abdominal signs. Removal of the shunt, external ventriculostomy, and antibiotics were effective treatment.

PMID:
10663848
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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