Small bowel perforation: A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement

Kelsey Bourm, Cory Pfeifer, Adam Zarchan

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Abstract

Small bowel perforation is a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement. When seen, it most commonly affects the stomach or colon. We describe a case and image findings of an 8-year-old female who presented with sepsis and erosion of the VP shunt into the small bowel. The imaging findings were confirmed surgically. We also provide an overview of the current literature discussing previously reported cases, clinical features, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Bowel perforation
  • Gram-negative bacterial meningitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pseudocyst
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  • VP complications
  • VP shunt
  • VP shunt erosion into small bowel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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