Colonic Perforation due to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Catheter: A Case Report

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Yavuz A., Bulduk E. B. , Altiner S., Buyukkasap C., DİKMEN K. , BOSTANCI H. , ...Daha Fazla

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.30, sa.3, ss.318-319, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12996/gmj.2019.81
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.318-319


Ventriculoperitoneal shunt is the most common and most effective therapeutic modality for the management of hydrocephalus. While most frequent complication is shunt dysfunction, abdominal complications may also occur at a rate of 25%, where 0.01-0.07% consists of colonic perforation. Despite being rare, a delayed diagnosis and treatment has a relatively mortal course. Once the diagnosis is established, prompt treatment should be initiated with accompanying removal of the catheter. In this case report, we presented a patient who had a ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter protruding from anus with diagnostic and therapeutic approach in the guidance of the literature.