Rectal extrusion of the catheter and air ventriculography following bowel perforation in ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

M. Aricó, G. Beluffi, P. Fiori, G. Chiari, S. Pezzotta, A. F. Podesta, E. Bianchi

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Abstract

Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is frequently carried out in infantile hydrocephalus. The peritoneal shunt has a lower morbidity than ventriculo-atrial shunts and severe complications are uncommon. Abdominal complications include intestinal perforation, shunt migration, inguinal hernia, cerebrospinal fluid pseudocysts and hollow viscus perforation. A few cases of catheter extrusion from the rectum, vagina, umbilicus and urethra have been described. We report a new case of intestinal perforation with rectal extrusion of the catheter associated with a ventriculogram.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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