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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-72

Perioperative ipsilateral extradural hematoma at the site of ventriculoperitoneal shunt burr hole

Department of Neurosurgery, T N Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Snehjeet Hemant Wagh
202 Janki Sahnivas, 158 Shivaji Nagar, Nagpur - 440 010, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1597-1112.179224

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Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt, a common neurosurgical procedure, has a long list of known complications associated with it. An unusual complication of VP shunt procedure is extradural hemorrhage (EDH), more common in children. Described here is a case of a 30 years old male with hydrocephalus due to posterior fossa tumor, who underwent shunt procedure for raised intracranial pressure but postoperatively developed extra-dural hematoma at the site of VP shunt burr hole which presented as hemiparesis. Craniotomy with evacuation of hematoma improved the hemiparesis.

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