A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt: Cholecystitis with gall stones

Surhan M ARDA, Baran TOKAR, Huseyin ILHAN
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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

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