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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(6), 140-142
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-6-1
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Cranial Migration of Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt: An Unusual Complication

Neeraj Salhotra1, , Samit Binewale1, Bashar Al Tunbi1, Livingston C1, Faraz Qayyum Khan1 and Ahmed Tolba1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Pub. Date: April 02, 2020

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Neeraj Salhotra, Samit Binewale, Bashar Al Tunbi, Livingston C, Faraz Qayyum Khan and Ahmed Tolba. Cranial Migration of Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt: An Unusual Complication. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(6):140-142. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-6-1


Ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion is a common neurosurgical procedure performed by the surgeons. Complications are numerous but total cranial migration of the shunt is a rare thing to happen. We herewith one case of ours who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus encountered this complication and was managed accordingly.

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