Intracardiac migration and knotting of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Gert Frahm-Jensen, Peter R. Newton*, Katharine J. Drummond, Tim P. Wagner, Barend M. E. Mees

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We report a patient with delayed migration of the distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter from the peritoneum to the right atrium with associated knotting of the catheter complicating removal. We also review the literature on this topic. Crown
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-773
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


  • Complications
  • Foreign-body migration
  • Jugular vein injury
  • Knot
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

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