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Extraperitoneal Fluid: a Rare Complication of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting

Volume 4 - Issue 4

Xiaohuan Yang1, Huangyi Ji2 and Yingming Yang*2

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    • 1Department of Science and Education, First Affiliated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China
    • 2Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

    *Corresponding author:Yingming Yang, Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou 515041, People’s Republic of China, Tel: +86-135-0297-3738; Email: ymyang@stu.edu.cn

Received: May 10, 2018;   Published: May 16,2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.0001079

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Abstract

A 22-year old male who had undergone a ventriculoperitoneal (V/P) shunt because of obstructive hydrocephalus began to develop vomiting, abdominal distension and somnolence on the third day post operation. CT scan revealed dilated lateral ventricles, intestinal pneumatosis and extraperitoneal fluid. The patient underwent surgery and the abdominal catheter of the shunt was reinserted. The patient did well after operation. Even though V/P shunts may induce several complications, there is no case of extraperioneal fluid of shunts in the literature.

Keywords: V/P shunt; Extraperitoneal fluid; Complication

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