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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 352-354

Spontaneous asymptomatic migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt into thoracic cavity: A case report with review of literature

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Prof. Kaushik Saha
EB-16, Desbandhu Nagar (N), Baguiati, Kolkata, West Bengal 700059
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DOI: 10.4103/JPN.JPN_27_18

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Intrathoracic migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a rare complication and usually complicated with pneumonia or cerebrospinal fluid hydrothorax, which leads to diagnosis and early interventions. Very rarely patient remains asymptomatic. Here is a case report of a 6-year-old boy with a rare asymptomatic intrathoracic migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt.


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