Hepatic pseudocyst as a result of ventriculoperitoneal shunts: Case report and review of the literature


KAPLAN M., Ozel S. K. , AKGUN B., KAZEZ A., KAPLAN S.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, cilt.43, ss.501-503, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000108795
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.501-503

Özet

Hepatic pseudocyst formation is a rare intra-abdominal complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. The presence of an intracranial tumor and a history of central nervous system infection are major risk factors for the development of this complication. Hepatic pseudocysts secondary to ventriculoperitoneal shunts can be classified as intra-and extraaxially growing cysts. On abdominal computed tomography images, extra-axially growing pseudocysts are typically surrounded by a fine annulus that shows continuity to hepatic parenchyma. For treatment of extra-axially growing hepatic pseudocysts, surgical unroofing of the cyst and repositioning of the catheter is an effective method if there is no shunt infection and/or dysfunction.