EXTRUSION FROM URETHRAL MEATUS AND MASSIVE PLEURAL EFFUSION - RARE COMPLICATIONS OF VENTRICULOPERITONEAL SHUNT

  • Naveed Ahmed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • C. Aqeel Safdar Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Hashim Zaidi Combined Military Hospital Multan Pakistan
  • Safdar Hussain Awan Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Hydrocephalus, Urethral meatus, Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Abstract

Hydrocephalus is a very common presentation especially in paediatric population that can be multifactorial like infections, genetic disorders or spina bifida leading to increased intracranial pressure. In order to decrease this pressure, ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a very commonly performed neurosurgical procedure. This procedure is associated with many complications like infection, blockage, over/under drainage or CSF pseudocyst formation but we report a patient who presented with extrusion of VP shunt from the urethral meatus which is a very rare complication of this procedure. Later on the same patient presented with migration of VP shunt in left hemithorax causing massive pleural effusion.

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Published
2019-06-27
How to Cite
Ahmed, N., Ahmed, I., Safdar, C. A., Zaidi, H., & Awan, S. (2019). EXTRUSION FROM URETHRAL MEATUS AND MASSIVE PLEURAL EFFUSION - RARE COMPLICATIONS OF VENTRICULOPERITONEAL SHUNT. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 69(3), 715-17. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3060
Section
Case Reports

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