PMID: 11146606Jan 9, 2001Paper

CSF ascites: a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery

Neurology India
B Chidambaram, V Balasubramaniam

Abstract

CSF ascites is a very rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt procedure. No definite explanation has been offered for the inability of the peritoneum to absorb the CSF. Two children who underwent VP shunting for hydrocephalus, presented with ascites 3 (1/2) years and 4 months respectively, after the shunt was placed. The treatment of choice is conversion of the VP shunt to a ventriculoatrial shunt.

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Creation of Ventriculo-peritoneal Shunt

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