Detection of peritoneal pseudocyst following ventriculo-peritoneal shunt by radionuclide method [Persian]

Document Type : Case Report


Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


A 14 years old boy who had a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt since the age of 5 months, was hospitalized due to headaches, nausea, vomiting and abdominal distension. In abdominal CT and sonographic evaluation, pancreatic pseudocyst or mesentric cyst were suspected. Evaluation of the shunt by radionuclide, however, was diagnostic and revealed a pseudocyst at the peritoneal end of the shunt. The patient was successfully treated by surgical intervention.

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