Hyponatremic Seizure Due to Huge Abdominal Cerebrospinal Fluid Pseudocsyt in a Child with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: A Case Report


BÜYÜKYAVUZ B. İ. , DUMAN L. , KARAASLAN T. , Turedi A.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.22, no.5, pp.656-658, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.3978-10.1
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.656-658
  • Keywords: Children, Hyponatremia, Seizure, Pseudocyst, Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, COMPLICATION, ALLERGY

Abstract

Placement of ventriculoperitoneal(VP) shunt is a worldwide accepted procedure for treatment of hydrocephalus. This procedure have various intra-abdominal complications, of which pseudocyst formation is a rare one. Common presentations of this complication are abdominal mass, abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, and shunt dysfunction. In this paper, we report a case of 3 year-old boy with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocyst of the VP shunt presenting with hyponatremic seizure. To the best of our knowledge, hyponatremic seizure has not been previously reported as a presentation of abdominal CSF pseudocyst in the literature. Our case has also the largest CSF pseudocyst with respect to body surface area of the child in the literature.