South African Journal of Child Health

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Migration of the peritoneal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the scrotum

M Gupta, NC Digra, N Sharma, S Goyal, A Agrawal


Ventricular shunt is a well-established modality in the management of hydrocephalus. However, it can be associated with numerous complications and disastrous consequences. The reported incidence of intra-abdominal complications in infants and children after ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt procedures is about 24% and most of these patients present with abdominal signs and/or intracranial sepsis. In this article we report on a 2-year-old boy who presented with swelling in the right inguino-scrotal region. Imaging showed migration of the peritoneal catheter into the right scrotum.
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