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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 173

Rare sequelae following ventriculoatrial shunt: Case report and review of literature

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Dr. Vinu Venu Gopal
Aiswarya, E-31, Chalakuzhy Road, Pattom (P.O), Trivandrum, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.175635

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Ventriculoatrial shunt (VA) is one of the oldest solutions for hydrocephalus. However over subsequent years various complication of VA shunt such as obstructions, malposition, shunt infections, cardiac complications such as endocarditis, traumatic perforation, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, intraatrial thrombus, and pulmonary hypertension are reported. Hence, VA shunt procedure has fallen into disrepute. Still VA shunt may be a good option in selected patients with hostile peritoneum. Newer placement strategies and monitoring methods have been put forward to reduce complication following VA shunt. In this case report, we share a rare case of endocarditis with tricuspid regurgitation following a migrated retained calcified shunt tube in the right ventricle of heart 30 years after of VA shunt that was successfully managed.

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