Unusual migration of the distal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the heart: case report.

TitleUnusual migration of the distal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the heart: case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsFrazier JL, Wang PP, Patel SH, Benson JE, Cameron DE, Hoon AH, Avellino AM
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume51
Issue3
Pagination819-22; discussion 822
Date Published2002 Sep
Abstract

Placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is the most common form of treatment for hydrocephalus. Thoracic complications with VP shunts are rare, but we present the second documented case of the distal migration of the distal catheter of a VP shunt into the heart.

Alternate JournalNeurosurgery