Gennadiy A. Katsevman, Raymond Harron, Sanjay Bhatia
Abstract:BackgroundErosion of the distal catheter into lung parenchyma is an extremely rare complication of ventriculopleural shunt placement.Case DescriptionWe report a 51-year-old woman with a history of parasagittal meningioma invading the sagittal sinus who presented with recurrent pneumonia after placement of a ventriculopleural shunt. A nuclear study revealed accumulation of radiotracer material sequentially in the right hemithorax, trachea, mainstem bronchi, stomach, and bowel. The ventriculopleural shunt had er…
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