Hemichorea, an unusual complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt

J Clin Neurosci. 2008 May;15(5):599-601. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2006.12.016. Epub 2008 Mar 6.


We report an unusual case of left hemichorea in a 24-year-old male patient that followed the insertion of a right ventriculoperitoneal shunt. This completely resolved after removal of the shunt. A review of the available literature and the possible aetiopathogenesis is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chorea / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery
  • Male
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*