Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Peritoneal Catheter Knot Formation

@inproceedings{UlHaq2013VentriculoperitonealSP,
  title={Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Peritoneal Catheter Knot Formation},
  author={Anwar Ul-Haq and Faisal A J Al-Otaibi and Saud Alshanafey and Mohamed Diya Sabbagh and Essam Al Shail},
  booktitle={Case reports in neurological medicine},
  year={2013}
}
The ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a common procedure in pediatric neurosurgery that carries a risk of complications at cranial and abdominal sites. We report on the case of a child with shunt infection and malfunction. The peritoneal catheter was tethered within the abdominal cavity, precluding its removal. Subsequently, laparoscopic exploration identified a knot at the distal end of the peritoneal catheter around the omentum. A new VP shunt was inserted after the infection was healed… CONTINUE READING

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