Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt malfunction due to complete migration and subgaleal coiling of the proximal and distal catheters

Stylianos Pikis, José E. Cohen, Yigal Shoshan, Mony Benifla

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Abstract

Ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt malfunction due to proximal and distal catheter migration has been rarely reported in the literature. Shunt migration has been proposed to occur as a result of a combination of various mechanisms, including the windlass effect, retained memory of the shunt tubing, inadequate shunt fixation, and increased intra-Abdominal pressures. We describe a rare case of a 6-week-old child who presented in our department with VP shunt malfunction due to complete proximal migration and coiling of the peritoneal and ventricular VP shunt catheters within a subgaleal pocket at the left occipital area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Proximal and distal migration
  • Subgaleal coiling
  • Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

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