Colonic Perforation due to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Catheter: A Case Report

  • Aydın Yavuz Department of General Surgery, Yenimahalle Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Erkut Baha Bulduk Department of Neurosurgery, Eskişehir Goverment Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey
  • Saygın Altıner Department of General Surgery, Gazi University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
  • Çağrı Büyükkasap Department of General Surgery, Gazi University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
  • Kürşat Dikmen Department of General Surgery, Gazi University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hasan Bostancı Department of General Surgery, Gazi University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hande Köksal Department of General Surgery, Gazi University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, colonic perforation, treatment

Abstract

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.

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Published
2019-06-21