Penetration of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt into the Transverse Colon and Anal Extrusion in a Child: A Rare Case Report

  • Abdolhamid Amouei Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Mojtaba Babaei-Zarch Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Fatemeh Ehsani General Surgeon, Yazd, Iran.
  • Seyed Mostafa Tabataei Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  • Mohammad Javad Asadi Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Keywords: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Anus, Extrusion, Child, Case reports

Abstract

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is the most common procedure used in the treatment of hydrocephalus. However, it has been associated with several complications. Herein, we report penetration of VP shunt into the transverse colon and anal extrusion in a 5-year-old child who was a case of congenital hydrocephalus. The patient underwent laparotomy. The tube was palpated to be in the sigmoid colon. The shunting tube was removed and transverse colon was repaired.

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Published
2017-10-10
How to Cite
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Amouei A, Babaei-Zarch M, Ehsani F, Tabataei SM, Asadi MJ. Penetration of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt into the Transverse Colon and Anal Extrusion in a Child: A Rare Case Report. CRCP. 2(2):29-2.
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