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

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

S Mitra, D Ghosh, A Pathak, L Kumar 
 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.
India

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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Mitra S, Ghosh D, Pathak A, Kumar L. Bilateral subdural effusion and subcutaneous swelling with normally functioning csf shunt. Neurol India 2001;49:178-81


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Mitra S, Ghosh D, Pathak A, Kumar L. Bilateral subdural effusion and subcutaneous swelling with normally functioning csf shunt. Neurol India [serial online] 2001 [cited 2022 May 18 ];49:178-81
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