Delayed external ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection.

Robert Owen, Thomas Pittman

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Infection is a common complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. About 10% of shunt infections are found more than one year after operation. We recently treated two children with what appears to be a unique manifestation of late shunt infection: chronic, draining sinuses along the course of the shunt tubing. Neither child had a shunt malfunction or a CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) infection. The infections were external and responded to removal of the infected shunt system. These cases are described, and delayed and external shunt infections are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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