volume 26, issue 4, P552-554 2012
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.657268
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Reiko Ashida, Anant Kamat, Christopher Vinall, Marcel Ivanov

Abstract: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a commonly performed procedure. Associated complications have been well described in the literature. This is the first case report of a splenic laceration caused by the distal catheter looping around the spleen, requiring a splenectomy. Careful study of pre-operative imaging is recommended in cases where intraabdominal injury is suspected.