Endoscopic management of anal protrusion of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

Alok Sharma, Ajay Kumar Pandey, Mahesh Radhakrishnan, Dharam Kumbhani, Haribhakti Seba Das, Nutan Desai

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Abstract

A 2-year-old male child, who was operated on 18 months earlier for tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus by placement of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt, presented with the lower end of the shunt tube coming out through the anus. Colonoscopy showed the shunt tube coming out through the colon 22 cm from the anal opening. The cranial end, along with a malfunctioning valve, were disconnected surgically, and the shunt was removed endoscopically using a pediatric flexible colonoscope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-30
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Bowel perforation
  • Hydrocephalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Sharma, A., Pandey, A. K., Radhakrishnan, M., Kumbhani, D., Das, H. S., & Desai, N. (2003). Endoscopic management of anal protrusion of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, 22(1), 29-30.