Case Report - Journal of Child and Adolescent Health (2018) Volume 2, Issue 2
Left out ventriculoperitoneal shunt tubing's causing a catastrophe.
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting is a time-tested modality for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Every treatment modality has certain disadvantages, so does VP shunting. Abdominal complications including CSF pseudocyst, knotting, dis-connection or per rectal expulsion are well accounted but small intestinal fistulization and obstruction are extremely rare. We are reporting this case of small intestinal obstruction (volvulus with shunt knotting and small bowel erosion by shunt tubings) in an 8-year-old male child, who underwent shunt revision and previous shunt tubing was left behind in abdomen.Author(s): Kumar P, Panda SS, Kumar S