Laparoscopic-induced pneumocephalus in a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Jeffery Raskin, Daniel J. Guillaume, Brian T. Ragel

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Abstract

The authors report the case of laparoscopic-induced pneumocephalus in a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) patient undergoing a transperitoneal laparoscopic procedure. This case represents the first instance, to our knowledge, of forced retrograde air through a Holter valve placed 20 years ago. Abdominal laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure utilized for a wide spectrum of abdominal and pelvic disorders. VPS systems for cerebrospinal fluid diversion are used to treat hydrocephalus. We present a case of laparoscopic-induced pneumocephalus in a VPS patient undergoing a transperitoneal laparoscopic procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-391
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pneumocephalus
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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