Volume : 4
Issue : 1
Spontaneous transanal externalization of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Raghavendra H, Swetha Pendyala, Trivedi Punit, Manas Kumar Panigraghi
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Raghavendra H1,*, Swetha Pendyala1, Trivedi Punit1, and Manas Kumar Panigraghi1
1Dept of Neurosurgery, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Raghavendra H, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 2 October 2015; Revised 27 November 2015; Accepted 9 December 2015; Published 18 December 2015
Citation: Raghavendra H, Pendyala S, Punit T, Panigraghi MK. Spontaneous transanal externalization of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. J Med Sci Res. 2016; 4(1):8-10. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2016/4-003
Copyright: © 2016 Raghavendra H, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Aim of this paper is to report a case of spontaneous externalization of Ventriculoperitoneal shunt tube through anus in an eighteen months female child (k/c/o Dandy-Walker malformation) treated with placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus. The exact cause of such externalization is not known. Unusual migration of distal catheter tip of VP shunt is a rare and bowel perforation is reported to occur between 0.1% and 0.7%. In view of the potential risk for meningitis prompt and aggressive management is essential to avoid morbidity and mortality.
Keywords: Transanal externalization; ventriculoperitoneal; Dandy-Walker; hydrocephalus