J Korean Soc Geriatr Neurosurg > Volume 16(1); 2020 > Article
Journal of Korean Society of Geriatric Neurosurgery 2020;16(1):58-61.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.51638/jksgn.20.00409    Published online September 30, 2020.
Migration of Distal Catheter into the Abdominal Wall after Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Two Case Reports
Gyeong-Ung Sun, Ki Seong Eom
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea
뇌실 복강 단락술 이후 원위 도관의 복벽내 이동 2례
선경웅, 엄기성
원광대학교 의과대학 신경외과학교실
Correspondence:  Ki Seong Eom, Tel: +82-63-859-1467, Fax: +82-62-852-2606, 
Email: kseom@wonkwang.ac.kr
Hydrocephalus refers to a pathological condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain due to imbalance in the production and absorption of CSF. The most commonly used treatment method for hydrocephalus is ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. Many complications can occur after VP shunt for the management of hydrocephalus. Here, we present rare two cases of distal catheter migration into the abdominal wall after VP shunt. The mechanism of this rare phenomenon was also discussed.
Key Words: Hydrocephalus, Cerebrospinal fluid, Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Treatment

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