Colonic Perforation due to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Catheter: A Case Report


Creative Commons License

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
  • Dergi Adı: GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.318-319

Özet

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.