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Laparoscopic management of silent colonic perforation with trans-anal protrusion of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt catheter

Lookup NU author(s): Hany Gabra

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Abstract

We present a case of silent transverse colonic perforation and trans-anal protrusion of the catheter as a complication arising from ventriculo-peritoneal shunt (VPS) in an infant. Plain abdominal X-ray and laparoscopy were essential diagnostic tools. The patient had an uneventful recovery following a laparoscopic assisted retrieval of the protruded shunt tube, extra ventricular drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and antibiotic therapy followed by revision of the shunt. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.


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Author(s): Lawther S, Patel R, Gabra H

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports

Year: 2013

Volume: 1

Issue: 5

Pages: 106-107

Print publication date: 03/04/2013

Online publication date: 28/03/2013

ISSN (electronic): 2213-5766

Publisher: Elsevier

URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsc.2013.03.015

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsc.2013.03.015


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