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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-134

Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt: A rare cause of basal ganglia and thalamic abscess

1 Department of Pediatrics, B. L. Kapur Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit, B. L. Kapur Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.117845

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We report an 18-month-old female child with ventriculo-peritoneal shunt related thalamic abscess treated with stereotactic aspiration. Deep seated abscesses are complex due to difficult access and are associated with an increased risk of intra-ventricular rupture as well as antibiotic resistance, a fact which justifies a more aggressive and immediate neurosurgical management.


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