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Abdominal CSF pseudocyst

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Case Discussion:

X-ray of the abdomen of a child demonstrates a VP shunt catheter in the left upper quadrant, with soft tissue density displacing adjacent bowel. 

Ultrasound of the same patient demonstrates a large multicystic area closely approximated to the shunt catheter tip. Features are consistent with a CSF pseudocyts. 

This image is from Dr. Paula Brill's excellent pediatric radiology collection.

Dr. Brill is a professor in the department of radiology (pediatric section) at Weill Cornell.

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