Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Causing Abdominal Recurrent Sepsis

  title={Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Causing Abdominal Recurrent Sepsis},
  author={Diana Coimbra and Liliana Santos and Catarina Cunha and Jos{\'e} Augusto da Costa and Maria Francelina Lopes},
Abdominal complications from ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts are broad and may be difficult to recognize. We report a case of recurrent abdominal sepsis in a child with ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Whithout a clear diagnosis, exploratory laparotomy was performed and perforation of the cecum by the tip of the ventriculoperitoneal catheter, with an extensive… CONTINUE READING