Spontaneous knot; a rare cause of ventriculoperitoneal shunt blockage.
AffiliationDepartment of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., firstname.lastname@example.org
Catheters, Indwelling/adverse effects
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked/surgery
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt/*adverse effects/instrumentation
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CitationBr J Neurosurg. 2011 Feb;25(1):113-4. Epub 2010 Dec 15.
JournalBritish journal of neurosurgery
AbstractA 14-year old X linked congenital hydrocephalus presented with unexplained headaches and vomiting. He had external ventricular drain and intracranial pressure monitoring (ICP). Subsequently, he underwent exploration and removal of previously inserted ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts. On retrieval of peritoneal catheters a double knot was noted between his two distal catheters. This case illustrates a rare cause of ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction.
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