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OBJECTIVES To investigate whether oxidized low-density lipoprotein is a suitable predictor of peripheral arterial disease severity. The role of oxidized low-density lipoprotein in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis has already been investigated. Its relevance as a predictor of the appearance and worsening of coronary arterial disease is also well known.(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid hydrothorax is reported as a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. A 16-month-old boy known to have congenital hydrocephalus and a Dandy-Walker cyst presented with serious respiratory distress. Examination revealed right pleural effusion and congested throat. Thoracocentesis with drainage of the pleural cavity for 10 days(More)
CSF hydrocele as a complication of migration or extrusion of the peritoneal end of the V-P shunt has rarely been reported. Here the case of a 6 month old infant, born at 28 weeks gestational age, is reported. The baby was noted to have scrotal swelling, exacerbated by crying, two months after insertion of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The hydrocele resolved(More)
The proximal migration of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the ventricles is very rare. Only 5 cases have been previously reported [4, 8, 10, 11]. We believe that this unusual phenomenon has not been well-studied in the literature. We report a case of a 16-month-old baby girl who suffered a shunt malfunction due to complete migration of the VP shunt into(More)
One of the most common causes of shunt malfunction is infection; a major contributing factor to this infection in neonates is scalp necrosis over the valve site. One of the methods recommended to avoid this requires the burying of the valve in the skull bone. We present a case of a long-term complication from this procedure: the shunt slowly disconnected,(More)
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