What is it about?
Ventriculoperitoneal shunts are known surgical treatment of hydrocephalus. However, calcification of the intracranial part is extremely rare.
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Why is it important?
Calcified ventricular catheter makes revision surgery for removing the catheter is hazardous and may cause bleeding.
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This page is a summary of: Intracranial Dystrophic Calcification of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: A Case Report, Pediatric Neurosurgery, January 2018, Karger Publishers, DOI: 10.1159/000491822.
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