Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
BAEZA-HERRERA, Carlos et al. Spontaneous disconnection and expulsion per rectum of a subarachnoid-peritoneal shunt catheter. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2007, vol.64, n.2, pp.107-111. ISSN 1665-1146.
Introduction. Abdominal complications of peritoneal shunts for hydrocephalus occur infrequently. Pseudocysts, peritonitis, ascites, pseudotumors, volvulus, vaginal, umbilical and bowel perforation have been reported. However, spontaneous migration of the distal catheter into peritoneal cavity and subsequent asymptomatic perforation of the colon and total expulsion by rectum is a very uncommon event. Case report. We are presenting the second registered patient who developed this complication in the literature. Conclusions. This event is very uncommon.
Palabras llave : Meningitis; hydrocephalus; intestinal perforation; peritonitis.