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Int J Med Sci 2012; 9(1):65-67. doi:10.7150/ijms.9.65

Case Report

Delayed Intracerebral Hemorrhage Secondary to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Two Case Reports and a Literature Review

Feng Zhou, Qichang Liu, Guangyu Ying, Xiangdong Zhu

Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China.

Abstract

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt has become a popular operation to achieve cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion, but is associated with many complications. Postoperative delayed intracerebral hemorrhage is a kind of rare but severe event, which has not thus far been reported in retrospective case analyses. Here we present two cases of delayed intracerebral hemorrhage, along the path of the ventricular catheter, which occurred on postoperative days 3 and 5. We also provide a literature review regarding this rare complication.

Keywords: delayed, intracerebral hemorrhage, ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

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How to cite this article:
Zhou F, Liu Q, Ying G, Zhu X. Delayed Intracerebral Hemorrhage Secondary to Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Two Case Reports and a Literature Review. Int J Med Sci 2012; 9(1):65-67. doi:10.7150/ijms.9.65. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v09p0065.htm