ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case with pyopericardium and cardiac tamponade induced by migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter
Cemşit Karakurt1, Serkan Fazlı Çelik1, Mehmet Öztürk2, Olcay Murat Dişli3, Cengiz Yakıncı4
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
1Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
2Departments of Radiology, Medical Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
3Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
4Departments of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.9761
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a method used in the treatment of hydrocephalus. In this article, we report a four-year-old girl who was implanted a VP shunt due to hydrocephalus, and referred to our clinic due to dyspnea and cardiomegalia. Echocardiographic examination revealed cardiac tamponade and pericardial effusion. Thorax computed tomography, which was performed due to suspicion of migration of the VP catheter to the pericardium, showed that the VP catheter tip was inside the pericardium. Pericardiectomy was performed due to pericardial constriction was developed after tube drainage, and the VP shunt catheter was shortened and replaced into the abdominal cavity.
Keywords : Complication; pericardial effusion; ventriculoperitoneal shunt
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