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2019: Volume 1, Issue 1

Laparoscopic Management of Postventriculoperitoneal Shunt Abdominal Pseudocyst in 10 Years Old Girl

K Karavdic1*, A Karamustafic1, N Herenda2

¹Clinic for Paediatric Surgery, Clinical University Centre in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2Clinic for Anaesthesia and Reanimation, Clinical University Centre in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

*Corresponding author: Kenan Karavdic, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Clinical Center of University Sarajevo, Patriotske lige 81, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Received: September 23, 2019
Published: October 30, 2019

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt VPS well established procedure in the treatment of pediatric hydrocefalusa can be encumbered with many complications of which is one of the rarest of the formation abdominal pseudocyst (AP).

The pseudocyst wall is covered with inflammatory fibrotic tissue, unlike true cysts whose wall is covered with mesothelium. Treatment of abdominal pseudocysts involves resection of the pseudocyst wall and shunt replacement.

The above procedure can be done by open or minimal access to the surgical procedure. A 10-year-old girl to whom the VPS is placed comes from long-term abdominal colic and symptoms similar to an acute abdomen. We treated the girl with minimal access to the procedure, performed a resection from the abdominal pseudocyst, and did a VPS replacement. The patient’s postoperative course was satisfactory.

Keywords: Hydrocephalus; Pseudocyst; Laparoscopy; Shunt; Pediatric

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