Ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter migration in a patient with breast implants resulting in a peri-implant cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst

Rishabh Agarwal, Amanda Allen, Lauren A. Green

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Abstract

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts complications are most often divided into 2 broad categories: mechanical failure and infection. We report a case of a migrated VP shunt with subsequent development of a pseudocyst around the patient's breast implant, a rare complication. We review the literature of VP shunt complications, including the increasing number of reported breast-related complications, and discuss proposed mechanisms by which migration may occur. With the increase in patients with breast augmentation procedures, there is potential for an increase in the number of reported cases of VP shunt migration.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages221-225
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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Breast Implants
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Catheters
Breast
Infection

Keywords

  • Breast implant
  • VP shunt complication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter migration in a patient with breast implants resulting in a peri-implant cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst. / Agarwal, Rishabh; Allen, Amanda; Green, Lauren A.

In: Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 221-225.

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