An unusual complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the conventional method of managing hydrocephalus until recently that endoscopic third ventriculostomy is becoming popular. The major disadvantage of VPS is the fact that it constitutes a foreign body and is prone to complications such as mechanical blockage, shunt infection, shunt migration and rarely shunt protrusion. Shunt extrusion through the vagina and anus are rare but have been documented. We present a rare case of shunt migrating through the external inguinal ring into the scrotal sac in a patient.
Hydrocephalus , Hydroceole , Ventriculoperitoneal shun , Shunt complications , Processus vaginalis , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Ojo OA, Elebute OA, Kanu OO, Popoola OA. An unusual complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Romanian Neurosurgery (2013) XX 4