Transanal repair of colonic perforation due to ventriculoperitoneal shunt--case report and review of the literature.


Colonic perforation is an extremely rare complication following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting. Laparotomy to repair the perforation site is usually required for patients with peritonitis. Here we report colonic perforation due to VP shunt in a 4-year-old girl, presenting with a distal catheter protruding out of the anus as well as symptoms and signs of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0929-6646(10)60079-4