A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt: Cholecystitis with gall stones
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion may cause abdominal complications such as shunt infection or intra-abdominal adhesion. Cholecystitis or cholelithiasis associated with VP shunt have been reported very rarely. In this case report, we present a patient having a significant inflammation of gall bladder with multiple stones, forming a conglomerated mass with neighboring organs. A distal end of a VP shunt was inside of the conglomeration.
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; cholecystitis; cholelitiasis; children