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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Nonfunctional Abdominal Complications Of The Distal Catheter On The Treatment Of Hydrocephalus: An Inflammatory Hypothesis?: Experience With Six Cases
Author: Aquino H.B.
Carelli E.F.
Borges Neto A.G.
Pereira C.U.
Abstract: Introduction: The peritoneal cavity is the most common site of cerebrospinal fluid absorption in hydrocephalus treatment. Many distal catheter complications are the result of this type of treatment, and these have been extensively described in the neurosurgical literature. Materials and methods: In our study, six cases of distal catheter migration with visceral perforation and/or extrusion are presented: three through the umbilicus, two through the scrotum, and one through the anus. An extensive review of the literature was performed. Results: The studies of peritoneal dialysis models for the treatment of chronic renal failure patients provide important data about solute absorption in the peritoneal cavity and reactivity of the peritoneal membrane. Conclusion: This model, when compared to distal catheter complications on a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt, presents similarities that could help understand the mechanism of the nonfunctional complications of the distal VP catheter (complication with functional shunt), providing valuable data to support an inflammatory mechanism. © Springer-Verlag 2006.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00381-005-0025-z
Date Issue: 2006
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