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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 159-161

Chronic ossified extradural hematoma on the opposite side of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedure: A rare case report

Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Shashi Kant Jain
Professor of Neurosurgery, 230, Himmat Nagar, Gopalpura Mode, Jaipur, PIN - 302018, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.106087

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Extradural hematoma (EDH) after ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedure is a rare, dangerous but easily manageable complication. It is more common in children and young adults presumably due to relatively lax adhesion of dura to calvarium. We report a case of a 20-year-old male with acqueductal stenosis who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedure and was discharged after 1 week. A follow-up computed tomographyscan 2 months later showed a chronic ossified EDH in the left frontal reigon. The ventricular catheter was in position and the ventricles were decompressed. Because the patient was asymptomatic, he was managed conservatively. A brief discussion of factors that lead to formation of EDH is included, with stress on techniques to prevent or minimize such complications.

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