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Silent colonic perforation complicating a ventriculoperitoneal shunt with trans-anal protrusion


MOJ Clinical & Medical Case Reports
Mostafa Zain,1 Amir Ibrahim,1 Ahmed Mohamed Khalil,2 Mostafa Kotb,1 Ahmed Khairi1

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Abstract

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common treatment for hydrocephalus, but it can have many complications. Migration of the distal catheter within the bowel is a rare complication, but it can result in a potentially serious infectious complication, sepsis, or even death. In this study, we report a case of a young child with a peritoneal shunt catheter migrating into the colon and protruding through the anus.

Keywords

anal protrusion, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, volvulus, ascitis, inguinal hernia, intestinal obstruction, polymorphonuclear leucocytosis

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