Vaginal extrusion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report and review of literature

Lotfinia I, Tubbs S.Vaginal extrusion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report and review of literature.J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Oct 5. pii: S1083-3188(16)30180-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.09.009.

ABSTRACT

Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is the most common treatment for hydrocephalus (excessive cerebrospinal fluid accumulation in the brain), but has the potential for serious complications such as shunt migration. Potential migration sites include the lateral ventricle mediastinum, gastrointestinal tract, abdominal wall, bladder, vagina, or scrotum. Here, we present a rare case of vaginal extrusion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). Neurosurgeons and gynecologists should be aware of the potential occurrence of this rare complication.