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Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2017 Jul-Sep;14(3):56-58. doi: 10.4103/ajps.AJPS_94_16.

Intraperitoneal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst with ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3
Department of Neurosurgery, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Abstract

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting is mostly used in the treatment of hydrocephalus and many complications have been reported with this method. Abdominal Pseudocyst (APC) are relatively uncommon but important complications in patients with VP shunts. We herein report the case of a 9-year-old boy with VP shunt who presented with abdominal distension, abdominal pain, malaise, and decrease of appetite. Abdominal pelvic computed tomography confirmed a diagnosis of APC. Laparotomy was done and VP shunt was placed into the other side of peritoneal cavity again. Also here, etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of APC were reviewed.

KEYWORDS:

Abdominal pseudocyst; cerebrospinal fluid; complication; ventriculoperitoneal shunt

PMID:
29557353
PMCID:
PMC5881288
DOI:
10.4103/ajps.AJPS_94_16
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