volume 29, issue 4, P600-602 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1019420
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William Bentil Cato-Addison, Roger Strachan

Abstract: A 20-year-old male with hydrocephalus managed with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP) was diagnosed with a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleural effusion. Imaging studies revealed an intrathoracic course of a disconnected VP shunt. Physicians should consider CSF effusion in their differential diagnosis in patients with a VP shunt and an unexplained pleural effusion.