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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2001;30(11): 1345-1347.
CSF Ascites Complicating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting.
Byoung Hoi Lee, Sung Don Kang, Jong Moon Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.
Ventriculoperitoneal(VP) shunting has been associated with a variety of complications. CSF ascites secondary to VP shunting is very rare. We report a case of 68-year-old man with VP shunt in whom subclinical peritoneal infection presented with ascites. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics and removal of the shunt. CSF ascites complicating VP shunt is reviewed and the pathogenesis of this condition is discussed.
Key Words: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Complication; Ascites
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