Shunt malfunction mimicking a cystic tumour

Federico Bianchi, Paolo Frassanito, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Massimo Caldarelli, Luca Massimi

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Shunt malfunction represents one of the most common problem to deal with in the daily neurosurgical practice. Among the variety of possible presentations, the cyst-like dilatation of the brain around the proximal catheter is one of the most rare and misleading type. The case of a boy with a ‘tumour-like’ proximal shunt malfunction is described and the pertinent literature is analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Feb 3 2016


  • CSF shunt
  • CSF shunt complication
  • cyst
  • hydrocephalus
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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