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FELIPE-MURCIA, M.; ALMAGRO, M.J. y MARTINEZ-LAGE, J.F.. Retrograde migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt to the neck: Case report. Neurocirugía [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.5, pp.450-452. ISSN 1130-1473.
We report a patient, given a ventriculoperitoneal shunt at the neonatal period, who presented with a painless subcutaneous mass on his neck. Plain radiographs of the cervical region showed that the swelling was made up by a migrated and coiled peritoneal catheter. We briefly discuss the proposed mechanism for this complication and suggest that this occurrence must be taken into account at the time of evaluating a patient with shunt malfunction.
Palabras clave : Retrograde migration of shunts; CSF shunt complications; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Hydrocephalus.