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Fluoroscopy Neuro-Guided Endoscopic Removal of a Lost Ventricular Catheter in Hydrocephalic Girl with Staphylococcal Shunt Infection

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In the text, the authors present a successful treatment of an 8-year-old hydrocephalic girl with retained infected ventricular catheter. Altogether, there have been 56 recorded cases of intraventricular catheter migration, including only 5 of infected shunt. In the case described, the first attempt to remove the lost catheter endoscopically was unsuccessful which was the reason for an inflammation’s spread. Only by means of fluoroscopy-assisted endoscopy was it possible to remove the free-floating infected shunt drain from the lateral ventricle during another surgery. In order to prevent immediate or delayed infection complications, the authors postulate a complete removal of a retained ventricular catheter from every patient.

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L. Herbowski, R. Szydłowska, J. Rudnicki, A. Harat and L. Sagan, "Fluoroscopy Neuro-Guided Endoscopic Removal of a Lost Ventricular Catheter in Hydrocephalic Girl with Staphylococcal Shunt Infection," Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 50-53. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2012.23010.

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