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Br J Clin Pract. 1990 Nov;44(11):525-6.

Passage of tube per rectum: an unusual complication of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

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Department of Neurosurgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

A very rare complication of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is reported. The peritoneal catheter perforated the colon of a two-year-old child, causing diarrhoea which was misdiagnosed as gastroenteritis. The diagnosis became obvious when the catheter was extruded from the child's anus.

PMID:
2282320
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