African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 56--58

Intraperitoneal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst with ventriculoperitoneal shunt


Mohammad Sadegh Masoudi1, Marziye Rasafian2, Zahra Naghmehsanj2, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand3 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Department of Neurosurgery, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammad Sadegh Masoudi
Department of Neurosurgery Office, Namazi Hospital, Namazi Square, Shiraz
Iran

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting is mostly used in the treatment of hydrocephalus and many complications have been reported with this method. Abdominal Pseudocyst (APC) are relatively uncommon but important complications in patients with VP shunts. We herein report the case of a 9-year-old boy with VP shunt who presented with abdominal distension, abdominal pain, malaise, and decrease of appetite. Abdominal pelvic computed tomography confirmed a diagnosis of APC. Laparotomy was done and VP shunt was placed into the other side of peritoneal cavity again. Also here, etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of APC were reviewed.


How to cite this article:
Masoudi MS, Rasafian M, Naghmehsanj Z, Ghaffarpasand F. Intraperitoneal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst with ventriculoperitoneal shunt.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2017;14:56-58


How to cite this URL:
Masoudi MS, Rasafian M, Naghmehsanj Z, Ghaffarpasand F. Intraperitoneal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst with ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Mar 18 ];14:56-58
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