Rajish Sanjit Kumar Shil1* and Ebrahim Mohammad Khair Al Yousef2
1MBBS, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
2Saqr Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Received: 13 August, 2016; Accepted: 24 August, 2016; Published: 25 August, 2016
Dr. Rajish Sanjit Kumar Shil, Intern Doctor, Ras Al Khaimah Medical District, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, E-mail:
Kumar Shil RS, Al Yousef EMK (2016) Peritoneal Pseudocyst - A Complication of Lumbo Peritoneal Shunt Surgery. Imaging J Clin Med Sciences 3(1): 010-011. DOI: 10.17352/2455-8702.000027
© 2016 Kumar Shil RS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is an established procedure for treatment of hydrocephalus, however, complications can occur. The most common causes of shunt malfunction are catheter obstruction and infection. The incidence of Ventriculoperitoneal shunt related abdominal complications has been reported to be from 5% to 47% . The most common distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications include shunt infection, subcutaneous collection of CSF, peritoneal pseudocyst, bowel perforation, intestinal volvulus, mesenteric pseudotumor, migration of the catheter into the pleural cavity and heart, and development of an incision hernia .
A 5 year old girl, known case of congenital hydrocephalus, who underwent shunt surgery in the form of lumbo-peritoneal shunt, presented with headache, dizziness and fever for 1 week duration.
Plain abdominal CT scan showed collection of fluid around the peritoneal end of the shunt, a peritoneal pseudocyst measuring around 4.9x4.7 cm2 in the coronal view and 5.7x4.5 cm2 in horizontal view, both views measured at the image slices showing maximum diameters of the pseudocyst (Figure 1).
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