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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 489--492

Brain abscess and granuloma formation as late complications of retained ventricular catheter

Division of Neurosurgery, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Capetown, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
S A Khan
Department of Neurosurgery, A 4 West, Fourth Floor, Tygerberg Hospital, Private Bag-X 3, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town
South Africa
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.55604

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This report presents a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt, delayed development of brain abscess and foreign body granuloma formation adjacent to the intraventricular catheter. Both the complications occurring in the same patient is unusual.


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