Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


6 years old female with previous VP shunt is now presenting with abdominal pain and swelling

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Female

 A multi-locular thick enhancing wall abdominal cystic lesion is seen related to the tip of the VP shunt tube within the left anterior lumbar region, just beneath the anterior abdominal wall. The lesion measures about 5.5 X 5 X 3 cm in its main diameters. Mild stranding and thickening of the adjacent peritoneal fat is noted, as well as inflammatory changes of the adjacent left rectus abdominis muscle.

Case Discussion

Infected CSFoma related to the VP shunt tube tip with inflammatory changes of the peritoneal fat and left rectus abdominis muscle
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Case information

rID: 25088
Published: 4th Oct 2013
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
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