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[A ventriculoperitoneal shunt as a rare cause of ascites].

Authors
  • Suárez, A
  • Riestra, S
  • Navascués, C A
  • Sotorrio, N G
  • Rodríguez, M
  • Alonso, J L
  • Pérez, R
  • Rodrigo, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista española de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1993
Volume
83
Issue
4
Pages
285–287
Identifiers
PMID: 8494660
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report the case of a 22-year-old man with a craniopharyngioma, who developed ascites following a ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedure for hydrocephalus. The ascites was resolved with diversion of the distal catheter into the right atrium. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt can cause ascites, even without neurological symptoms suggestive of shunt malfunction.

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