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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1984;13(3): 563-565.
Perforation of the Urinary Bladder by the Distal Catheter: A Rare Complication of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt.
Se Hyuck Park, Kyu Sung Lee, Kyu Chang Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abdominal complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus occur infrequently. Presented in the paper is a case of urinary bladder perforation by an abdominal catheter of the Accu-Flo shunt system. The distal tip of the abdominal catheter extruded spontaneously through the urethral orifice. This rare complication was treated by shunt revision.
Key Words: Hydrocephalus; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Urinary bladder; Perforation; Complication
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