volume 31, issue 4, P484-486 2016
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2016.1140124
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Federico Bianchi, Paolo Frassanito, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Massimo Caldarelli, Luca Massimi

Abstract: Shunt malfunction represents one of the most common problem to deal with in the daily neurosurgical practice. Among the variety of possible presentations, the cyst-like dilatation of the brain around the proximal catheter is one of the most rare and misleading type. The case of a boy with a 'tumour-like' proximal shunt malfunction is described and the pertinent literature is analysed.