Migration of abdominal catheter of ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the scrotum

OKTEM I. S. , AKDEMIR H. , KOC K., MENKU A., TUCER B. , Selcuklu A.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.140, no.2, pp.167-170, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s007010050078
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-170


Four cases of migration of the ventriculoperitoneal (V-P) shunt tip through patent processus vaginalis resulting in scrotal hydrocele are presented. These cases are considered a ran complication of VP shunts and causal mechanisms are discussed with a review of the literature.