Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Julia Stephens

Department of Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA

  • Case Report   
    Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Device Migration: A Case Report of a Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain
    Author(s): Julia Stephens* and Jack Neppl

    Introduction: Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) placement is the most common procedure performed by neurosurgeons with a high range of reported complication rates with a mean complication rate of 23.8%. Such complications included shunt failure, infection, shunt migration, pneumocephalus, and subdural hematoma. A small portion of the catheter migrations can lead to abdominal pain by penetrating walls of the viscera or the peritoneal wall. Because 15% of these cases result in death, recognizing and treating this complication quickly is essential. Case presentation: A 56-year-old Caucasian male with a history of hydrocephalus treated with multiple VP shunt placements presented to the ED in a community setting three times over the course of two months with RLQ pain. Clinical course: The patient continued to have severe abdomi.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/jccr.2020.10.1364

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