Proximal subcutaneous migration of the distal end of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt presenting with recurrent cerebrospinal fluid galactorrhea

Case report

Asif Maknojia M.D. and Jean-Louis Caron M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
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  • Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
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The authors report an unusual case of recurrent proximal migration of the distal end of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter presenting as CSF galactorrhea. The authors review the pertinent literature and discuss the possible causes as well as techniques to prevent a similar occurrence.

Abbreviations used in this paper:

BMI = body mass index; VP = ventriculoperitoneal.

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