*Corresponding author:Yingming Yang, Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou 515041, People’s Republic of China
Received: May 10, 2018; Published: May 16,2018
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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