Spontaneous Extrusion of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Catheter through the Right Lumbar Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature


Oktay K. , ERKOC Y. S. , ETHEMOGLU K. B. , OLGUNER S. K. , SARAÇ M. E.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, cilt.50, ss.336-338, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000439353
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.336-338

Özet

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery is the most frequently performed procedure in the management of hydrocephalus. Many varied complications related to this procedure have been reported. Distal migration of the peritoneal catheter and extrusion from the intact skin in an area unrelated to the surgical incision constitute a rare complication. We report a 1-year-old patient with the extrusion of the peritoneal catheter from the intact skin in the right lumbar region and present a literature review. (C) 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel