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Case Report
Published On: May 7, 2021

Transanal Extrusion of a Ventriculo and Lumboperitoneal Shunt Catheters

Padilla Zegarra ED*, Franco Chacón M, Pavel M, Llàcer-Millán E, Julià Verdaguer E, Estalella Mercade L, Fowler AL, Memba Ikuga R and Jorba Martin R
Background: Intestinal perforation in patients with a ventricular or lumboperitoneal shunt is a rare complication, with potentially fatal consequences. Study Aim: To present two cases of intestinal perforation secondary to ventricular and lumboperitoneal shunts insertion. Material & Methods: We present two cases of this complication. The first is a 51 years old female with a delayed diagnosis of intestinal perforation, four years after a placement of a lumboperitoneal shunt. The second case was a 82 years old male with a diagnosis of sigmoid colon perforation,...