Symptomatic pleural effusion following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion is very rare. We report our experience with three patients with VP shunt and massive pleural effusion. The three were seen multiple times in the emergency room before diagnoses were reached. Awareness of this possible complication may prevent futile surgical interventions or redundant treatments.
- Pleural effusion
- Ventriculoperitoneal shunt
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine