oa South African Journal of Child Health - Prolapse of the small intestine through the peritoneal opening - an unusual cause of post-shunt intestinal obstruction : case report - : case report

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is the most widely used procedure for the management of hydrocephalus. Various complications, including disconnection, breaking, kinking and tip occlusion of the tube, cerebrospinal fluid loculation, shunt infection, intestinal obstruction, migration of the shunt and perforation of the internal organs, have been described with this invasive procedure. We report a case in which bowel prolapsed through the peritoneal opening and caused intestinal obstruction in a female baby.

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