Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Chest Imaging - Case Report 2016

Migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the lung by passing through the liver and the diaphragm

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Departments of Radiology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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From the Departments of Neurosurgery, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Dicle University, School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Departments of Radiology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 19-21
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Abstract

 

Thoracic complications are rare after shunt placement for drainage of cerebrospinal fluid to treat hydrocephalus. We report a case of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter that migrated into the lung by passing through the liver and the diaphragm. To our knowledge, there is no previously published report of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt that has migrated into the lung by a transdiaphragmatic and transhepatic route.
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