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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-116

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt migration and coiling: A report of two cases


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Bahonar Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA

Correspondence Address:
Farideh Nejat
Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.102572

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Migration of the proximal and distal catheters of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a very rare event. Here, we report two infants with hydrocephalus and ventriculoperitoneal shunt who presented later with shunt coiling and migration. The first infant was admitted with scalp swelling around proximal incision 3 months after shunt insertion and migration and coiling of both ventricular and peritoneal catheters occurred under the scalp at that point. The second patient was referred 1 month after shunting with tense fontanel and vomiting. New brain imaging confirmed the whole shunt inside both lateral ventricles. The possible mechanisms causing this very uncommon complication and the management are explained.






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