Peritoneal shunt migration into the pulmonary artery--case report.

  title={Peritoneal shunt migration into the pulmonary artery--case report.},
  author={Shigeki Kubo and Hiroshi Takimoto and Shuji Takakura and Kousuke Iwaisako and Kazunori Yamanaka and Kazuki Hosoi and Shingo Toyota and Masato Ueno and Toshitaka Morisako and Jun Karasawa and Toshiki Yoshimine},
  journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  volume={42 12},
A 48-year-old man underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunting for hydrocephalus secondary to subarachnoid hemorrhage due to left vertebral artery dissection, which had been successfully treated by trapping. The peritoneal catheter was correctly positioned via a right upper abdominal incision, and symptoms related to the hydrocephalus disappeared. One month later, the patient began to complain of pain on the right side of the neck. Chest radiography revealed that the peritoneal end of the catheter… CONTINUE READING


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