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.


I hope this case illustration shed light and increase awareness in the diagnosis of this rare complication. we provided our management of such complication.

Prof. Saleh S. Baeesa
King Abdulaziz University

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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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