Distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure secondary to Clostridium Difficile Colitis

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Couldwell, William T.
Other Author Gottfried, Oren N.; Binning, Mandy
Title Distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure secondary to Clostridium Difficile Colitis
Date 2005-03
Description Distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt obstruction is typically associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) infection, fluid pseudocysts, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, or improper shunt placement in the abdomen. We describe a unique etiology for distal shunt obstruction secondary to Clostridium difficile pancolitis that occurred because of inflammation and ascites, which led to incomplete drainage and absorption of CSF. This case illustrates the importance of considering distal shunt obstruction in a patient with signs of abdominal pathology in the setting of mental status changes, and the effective treatment of this patient initially with distal catheter externalization followed by internalization of a new distal catheter after resolution of the pancolitis
Type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Journal Title Acta Neurochirurgica
Volume 147
Issue 3
First Page 335
Last Page 338
DOI 10.1007/s00701-004-0444-8
citatation_issn 0001-6268
Subject Shunt Failure
Subject LCSH Hydrocephalus
Subject MESH Colitis; Hydrocephalus; Pancreatitis; Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gottfried, O.N., Binning, M.J., Sherr, G., and Couldwell, W.T. (2004). "Distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure secondary to Clostridium difficile colitis." Acta Neurochirurgica, March, 147, 335-338. Retrieved August 26, 2005 from http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s00701-004-0444-8
Rights Management http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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