Laparoscopic retrieval of disconnected ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheters

Report of four cases

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✓ Retrieval of free abdominal ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheters usually requires laparotomy. The authors describe successful removal of free peritoneal catheters by means of commonly available adult laparoscopic equipment in four pediatric patients aged 2 to 12 years.

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Address reprint requests to: Gay Guzinski, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

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    Case 3. Abdominal radiograph and diagram showing the intraperitoneal location of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter (arrows).

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