Failure of peritoneal and gallbladder shunts in a child with craniopharyngioma

Julie Woodfield, Shailendra Magdum

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A 1-year-old girl with craniopharyngioma required external drainage of 40-50 mL/h of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after biopsy and cyst fenestration. She developed CSF ascites following insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt and a distended painful gallbladder following ventriculogallbladder shunt insertion. Revision to a ventriculoatrial shunt was required. This is the first time a craniopharyngioma has been reported to cause increased CSF production. The potential mechanisms of CSF overproduction and the difficulties managing the large volume of CSF in a young child are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric neurosciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


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