Intraabdominal Pressure: Is it a Cause of Shunt Dysfunction? A Pediatric Case Report


Gazi Medical Journal, vol.29, no.1, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2018.18
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is the most common and most effective method to resolve hydrocephalus. A dysfunctioning shunt is a cold fact and beginning of cascades of various problems for every neurosurgeon. In this article we discussed probable mechanisms of shunt dysfunction due to an abdominopelvic problem which is treated by a basic indwelling urinary catheter in a 14 year old boy.