Intraparenchymal pericatheter cyst following ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion: Does it always merit shunt revision?

A. K. Sinha, R. Lall, R. Benson, D. F. O'Brien, N. Buxton

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Abstract

Intraparenchymal pericatheter cyst is a rare complication of shunt surgery. It occurs as a consequence of increased CSF outflow resistance distal to a patent ventricular catheter. Treatment has traditionally consisted of shunt revision. We report on two such cases managed conservatively. The role of shunt revisions in cases with asymptomatic intraparenchymal pericatheter cyst is debatable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalZentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Intraparenchymal pericatheter cyst
  • Pericatheter gliosis
  • Shunt malfunction
  • Shunt revision
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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