Cranial migration of a lumboperitoneal shunt catheter

Cargill Herley Alleyne, Lori A. Shutter, Austin R.T. Colohan

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We describe a patient with pseudotumor cerebri for which a lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt was placed. After a pseudomeningocele was noted at the lumbar incision site, an LP shunt revision was done, at which time migration of the catheter into the thecal sac was noted. Three months later, radiologic studies revealed cranial migration of the LP shunt into the posterior fossa. We believe no similar complication has been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-636
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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