Misplacement of distal end of VP shunt catheter disrupting breast implant

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Complication during new VP shunt catheter placement.

Patient Data

Age: 48
Gender: Female

Normal subcutaneous placement of left VP shunt catheter along thoracic wall. The right VP shunt catheter migrated into right breast resulting in an iatrogenic breast implant rupture.

Case Discussion

This case shows a kind of extracranial complication during implantation of ventriculoperitoneal shunt

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Case Information

rID: 27620
Case created: 10th Feb 2014
Last edited: 29th Jan 2016
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