ISSN - 0973-0958
   
 
EXTENSIVE FIBROSIS AROUND VENTRICULAR CATHETER AND SHUNT MALFUNCTION
Amit Agrawal1, Vijaya Shenoy2, Anil Shetty2, Srikrishna U2, Raghavendra Prabhu2.
1Department of Neurosurgery, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, 2Department of Paediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Radiology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore.
 
Abstract

Peritoneal connective tissue sheath around the silicone ventriculo-peritoneal shunt tubing is a well know cause of shunt malfunction. Most commonly it involves the peritoneal end and nuchal part of shunt tube. We report first case of shunt malfunction due to extensive fibrous tissue at the entry of ventricular catheter treated successfully.
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