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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 378--80

CSF ascites : a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery.

B Chidambaram, V Balasubramaniam 
 Department of Neurosurgery, The Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, 600004, India., India

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B Chidambaram
Department of Neurosurgery, The Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, 600004, India.
India

CSF ascites is a very rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt procedure. No definite explanation has been offered for the inability of the peritoneum to absorb the CSF. Two children who underwent VP shunting for hydrocephalus, presented with ascites 3 (1/2) years and 4 months respectively, after the shunt was placed. The treatment of choice is conversion of the VP shunt to a ventriculoatrial shunt.


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Chidambaram B, Balasubramaniam V. CSF ascites : a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery. Neurol India 2000;48:378-80


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Chidambaram B, Balasubramaniam V. CSF ascites : a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery. Neurol India [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Jul 26 ];48:378-80
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