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Minerva Pediatrica 2002 August;54(4):321-4

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Ventriculoperitoneal shunting complicated with cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst and acute appendicitis

Krassoudakis A., Vlazakis S., Kakavelakis K. N., Gardikis S., Sakellaris G., Armpiros I., Alifieris E.


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Ventriculoperitoneal shunting (VPS) is the standard treatment of hydrocephalus in children but can be followed by various intraabdominal complications. Formation of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocyst is a rare VPS complication. A case of a non-infected CSF pseudocyst complicated with acute appendicitis is presented.

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