Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma ventricular peritoneal shunt metastasis: a case report and literature review

Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 May;35(5):861-864. doi: 10.1007/s00381-019-04069-4. Epub 2019 Jan 31.


Dissemination of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) outside the central nervous system is exceptional. Here, we present a child diagnosed with DIPG who developed seeding along the track of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt and review the literature on this unusual occurrence.

Keywords: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma; Extracranial metastasis; Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Stem Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Stem Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma / surgery*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Metastasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / adverse effects*
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / trends