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Scrotal migration of the peritoneal catheter of VP shunt

Case contributed by Dr. Ahmed Montasr


Hard scrotal swelling palpable and separable from the testis.

Patient Data

Age: 5 months
Gender: Male

Shunt is seen passing through the left inguinal canal down to the scrotal sac in LS and TS views.

Case Discussion

An unusual complication of VP shunt as the peritoneal shunt is seen migrating to the left scrotal sac in male child (5 months) form mild clear hydrocele.  

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Case information

rID: 83793
Published: 26th Nov 2020
Last edited: 2nd Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital

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