Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt presenting with recurrent pleural effusion: Report of a new complication

  title={Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt presenting with recurrent pleural effusion: Report of a new complication},
  author={Arun Kumar Gupta and Manorama Berry},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
Ventriculo-peritoneal shunts for hydrocephalus are reported to have a number of complications. We describe an unusual complication not previously listed. 
Pleural effusion in a child with a correctly placed ventricle-peritoneal shunt.
A new case of an infant with VPS who had a massive hydrothorax not associated with misplacement or migration of the distal catheter or with ascites is presented, and sequential thoracic ultrasounds showed a satisfactory outcome. Expand
Late presentation of massive pleural effusion from intrathoracic migration of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter: case report and review of the literature.
An unusual case of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt intrathoracic migration, associated with massive symptomatic hydrothorax, and Pleural effusion secondary to VP shunt insertion is a rare and potentially life-threatening occurrence. Expand
Recurrent pneumonia caused by transdiaphragmatic erosion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the lung. Case report.
This 15-year-old boy with a history of hydrocephalus treated with VP shunt therapy as an infant presented with a 2-year history of chronic coughing and recurrent pneumonia, and there was complete cessation of the pneumonia. Expand
Pleural effusion from intrathoracic migration of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt catheter: pediatric case report and review of the literature
The case of a child affected by Pfeiffer syndrome and hydrocephalus, shunted at the age of 3 months, who developed acute respiratory failure due to a right-sided pleural effusion 2 years later is reported. Expand
Pleural effusion in a child with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and congenital heart disease
The case of an 8 month old infant who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) after neonatal repair of tetralogy of Fallot is presented and the need to consider CSF extravasation as the cause of pleural effusions in children with VP shunts is highlighted. Expand
Cerebrospinal Fluid Hydrothorax without Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Migration in an Infant
The case of an infant with recurrent CSF hydrothorax despite a well-positioned VPS is presented, and a ventriculoatrial shunt was successfully performed as the definitive treatment. Expand
Complications Specific to Pleural Type of CSF Shunt
From here, imaging analysis is an essential adjunct to the clinical evaluation of patients with suspected ventriculopleural shunt malfunctions or complications, and the avoidance of complications and the prevention of malfunction are still under discussion. Expand
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction Presenting With Pleuritic Chest Pain
A 13-year-old girl with a VP shunt placed at birth for congenital hydrocephalus presented on multiple occasions with pleuritic chest pain, cough, and fever and fully recovered with intravenous antibiotics, thoracentesis, and placement of a new shunt system. Expand
CSF hydrothorax: neither migration of peritoneal catheter into the chest nor ascites. Case report and review of the literature
CSF hydrothorax following V/P shunt surgery is a very rare complication that may cause serious respiratory distress and it is important to keep in mind that peritoneal catheter migration into the chest may or may not occur. Expand
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter migration in a patient with breast implants resulting in a peri-implant cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst
A case of a migrated VP shunt with subsequent development of a pseudocyst around the patient's breast implant, a rare complication is reported. Expand


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