A late and extreme complication of lumboperitoneal shunt

VURAL M. , Ozkara E., Adapinar B., DÜNDAR E. , ARSLANTAŞ A.

SPINE JOURNAL, vol.15, no.5, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.02.017
  • Title of Journal : SPINE JOURNAL


BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumboperitoneal (LP) shunting is an effective treatment modality for commmunicating hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cerebri, postoperative pseudomeningoceles, and cerebrospinal fluid fistulas. However, LP shunts are associated with some complications. Here, we report an extreme complication resulting in the formation of granulation tissue.