Extracranial displacement of a ventricular catheter following trauma

Br J Neurosurg. 2006 Aug;20(4):257-8. doi: 10.1080/02688690600852779.


We report a case of complete extracranial displacement of the proximal part of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt following trauma. The possible mechanism of the delayed displacement of the shunt is discussed. The importance of early recognition of this unusual cause of shunt dysfunction is considered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
  • Equipment Failure
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / instrumentation*