Symptomatic pleural collection of cerebrospinal fluid caused by a ventriculopleural shunt

South Med J. 1997 Mar;90(3):345-6. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199703000-00018.

Abstract

We report a case of symptomatic pleural collection of cerebrospinal fluid caused by a ventriculopleural shunt in a 4-year-old child. Since ventriculopleural shunts are not commonly used in the management of hydrocephalus, primary physicians must be aware of this potential complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Drainage
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery
  • Male
  • Pleura
  • Pleural Effusion / etiology*
  • Punctures
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology