Cerebrospinal fluid leakage from the umbilicus: Case report and literature review

3Citations
Citations of this article
8Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Introduction Shunt catheters within the peritoneal cavity have migrated through and perforated almost all the intra-abdominal hollow viscera. An umbilical cerebrospinal fluid fistula following a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is an extremely rare complication. CASE PRESENTATION We report a 8-month-old infant who presented with leak of clear fluid from the umbilicus, seven months after a ventriculoperitoneal shunt operation. We could not see distal tip of the shunt on examination. After the operation, the patient's follow-up was uneventful. Discussion The direct effect of CSF and VP shunt, such as chronic irrigation, silicon allergy, foreign body reaction, may cause sterile inflammation on the abdominal structures and this inflammation may soften tissue and cause CFS leakage and VP shunt extrusion. Conclusion If the distal tip detected on umbilical region, these patients should be examined frequently for umbilical shunt pathologies, especially infants.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Dolas, I., Apaydin, H. O., Yucetas, S. C., Ucar, M. D., Kilinc, S., & Ucler, N. (2016). Cerebrospinal fluid leakage from the umbilicus: Case report and literature review. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 20, 60–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.12.052

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free