News & Updates
Search Research Content
Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute
A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
Unusual migration of the distal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the heart: case report.
|Title||Unusual migration of the distal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the heart: case report.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Frazier JL, Wang PP, Patel SH, Benson JE, Cameron DE, Hoon AH, Avellino AM|
|Pagination||819-22; discussion 822|
|Date Published||2002 Sep|
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.