African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200--202

Major complication after intrauterine vesico-amniotic shunting


Alexander Springer1, Renate Fartacek1, Carlos A Reck1, Ernst Horcher1, Dieter Bettelheim2 
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Correspondence Address:
Alexander Springer
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna
Austria

Bilateral foetal uropathy is the leading cause of chronic renal failure in childhood. Vesico-amniotic shunting (VAS) is a simple, feasible, and widely used procedure for decompressing the foetal urinary system. We report a case of a boy with bilateral foetal uropathy who underwent VAS at a gestational age of 29 weeks. Vesico-abdominal shunt dislodgement occurred and led to urinary ascites and anhydramnios. Postpartal laparotomy showed a shunt perforation between the urinary bladder and the peritoneal cavity.


How to cite this article:
Springer A, Fartacek R, Reck CA, Horcher E, Bettelheim D. Major complication after intrauterine vesico-amniotic shunting.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2010;7:200-202


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Springer A, Fartacek R, Reck CA, Horcher E, Bettelheim D. Major complication after intrauterine vesico-amniotic shunting. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];7:200-202
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