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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 178--81

Bilateral subdural effusion and subcutaneous swelling with normally functioning csf shunt.


Departments of Paediatrics and Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160 012, India., India

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S Mitra
Departments of Paediatrics and Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160 012, India.
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We report a child with hydrocephalus due to tuberculous meningitis who developed a subcutaneous fluid collection around the ventriculoperitoneal shunt tube entry point, after one month of shunting. On investigation, he had decompressed ventricles with bilateral fronto parietal subdural hygroma. Bifrontal burr hole drainage helped resolution of both subdural effusion and subcutaneous scalp swelling. This complication is unique and its pathogenesis has been postulated.






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