Cecal Perforation: A Rare Complication of a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Volume 31, Issue 9, Pages 28-31.
Hydrocephalus can be the result of an infection, obstruction, impaired reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or an abnormal increase in CSF. Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting is the gold standard treatment for hydrocephalus despite its high rate of complications, including catheter obstruction and infection. Spontaneouscecal perforation by a VP shunt is extremely rare. Headache or subtle change in personality may indicate a VP shunt infection. Early recognition of the infection is critical for optimal patient outcomes.
Czajka, G., & Kreminski, H. (2018). Cecal Perforation: A Rare Complication of a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 31(9), 28-31. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000541481.16493.d1