Spontaneous Transanal Protrusion of Ventriculoperitoneal Catheter: A Case Report

  • Alireza Sharifian Department of Anesthesiology, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Abbas Abdollahi Mail Surgical Oncology Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Ghodratollah Maddah Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Fakhryalsadat Anaraki Department of Surgery, Mahdieh Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mina Alvandipour Department of Surgery, Emam Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran.
  • Mehdi Abbasi Sahebi Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Noora Bigdeli Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Ali Mohammad Hasanzadeh Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Keywords:
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Hydrocephalus, Intestinal perforation

Abstract

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement that diverts the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) into the peritoneal cavity is the most common method of treatment of hydrocephalus. This shunt has a high incidence of malfunction mainly due to catheter obstruction or infection. About 20% of these complications are abdominal that may occur at any time after shunt placement from 1 week to several years. This study reports a case of 2.5-year old child with a history of hydrocephalus who had a VP shunt placed which was protruded from the anus on the day of referral. The patient was treated successfully after extrusion of the shunt through the anus, receiving antibiotics and being carefully observed. He was discharged from the hospital after one week.

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Sharifian A, Abdollahi A, Maddah G, Anaraki F, Alvandipour M, Abbasi Sahebi M, Bigdeli N, Hasanzadeh AM. Spontaneous Transanal Protrusion of Ventriculoperitoneal Catheter: A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 51(2):135-138.
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