Retrograde Migration of a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Followed by Scrotal Migration after Correction in the Same Infant with Triventricular Hydrocephalus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Fondop Joseph

Faculte de Médecine et des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Université de Dschang, Cameroon.

Atemken Tstatedem Fautin

Faculte de Médecine et des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Université de Dschang, Cameroon.

Dikongue Dikongue Alfred

Faculte de Médecine et des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Université de Dschang, Cameroon.

C. Atyam Ekoto Marie Christine

Hopital Regional Annexe de Dschang, Cameroon.

Djam Ca *

Faculte de Médecine et des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Université de Dschang, Cameroon.

Scavarda Didier

CHU Timone Enfant Marseille, Cameroon.

Djientcheu Vincent De Paul

Hôpital General de Yaounde, Cameroon.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Hydrocephalus is a condition responsible for significant morbidity and mortality, and the most common surgical treatment is ventriculoperitoneal diversion with a drain, which can cause complications such as valve dysfunction, infection, peritoneal pseudocysts, and migration out of the peritoneal cavity. We report in this work a rare case of a newborn, delivered by caesarean section of a carrier of Human Infection Virus(HIV) infection, with congenital triventricular hydrocephalus, treated by ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The surgical course was marked by a retrograde migration followed by a migration into the left scrutom after repositioning the drain.

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a surgical treatment of hydrocephalus which appears technically simple, it requires a regular follow-up of the patient because of the complications which can occur, the examination of the drain path must be part of the monitoring factors.

Keywords: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, migration, retrograde, scrotal


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Joseph , F., Fautin , A. T., Alfred , D. D., Christine , C. A. E. M., Ca , D., Didier , S., & Paul , D. V. D. (2023). Retrograde Migration of a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Followed by Scrotal Migration after Correction in the Same Infant with Triventricular Hydrocephalus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Neurology, 6(1), 36–42. Retrieved from https://journalajorrin.com/index.php/AJORRIN/article/view/75

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