Remote Acute Extradural Hematoma Formation after Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt - A Rare Occurrence
Formation of acute epidural hematoma after Ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion is rare in adults, more so at a site remote from the site of shunt insertion. We are presenting such a rare occurrence and discussing possible factors involved in this complication. A 35-year-old male was diagnosed with a third ventricular colloid cyst with hydrocephalus. A Ventriculoperitoneal medium pressure shunt was placed through right Keen point burr hole and the patient developed a right frontal extradural hematoma on the 4th post-operative day which was subsequently evacuated by craniotomy and the patient recovered fully thereafter. Acute extradural hematoma is a potentially life threatening complication. High index of suspicion, precautions during shunt insertion and early detection can prevent mortality and severe morbidity in these cases.
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