Lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

CT study of abdomen negative for acute abdomen. It is observed CSF shunt branch of the lumbar vertebral canal to the peritoneum.

Patient Data

Age: 56
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Modality: CT

It is observed CSF shunt branch of the lumbar vertebral canal to the peritoneum.

Case Discussion

The main complications of the use of brain and lumbar shunts are:

  • over drainage
  • under drainage
  • infection
  • blockage or obstruction
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Case Information

rID: 18096
Case created: 7th Jun 2012
Last edited: 8th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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