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Traumatic intratumoral hemorrhage secondary to a ventriculoperitoneal shunt

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We report a case of a 14-month-old boy with a primary intraventricular oligodendroglioma and obstructive hydrocephalus. The child underwent a bilateral ventriculoperitoneal shunt and developed a massive and fatal intratumoral hemorrhage initiated by a mild trauma when introducing the left ventricular catheter. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of such a complication during a shunting procedure for obstructive hydrocephalus of tumoral origin.

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Umansky, F., Kluger, Y., Gomori, J.M. et al. Traumatic intratumoral hemorrhage secondary to a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Child's Nerv Syst 4, 310–312 (1988).

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Key words

  • Hemorrhage
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt