CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian J Neurosurg 2022; 17(04): 683-686
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1757436
Case Report

Hemisensory Loss after Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion

Rafaa Algethami
1   Neurosurgery Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
,
Rana H. Moshref
1   Neurosurgery Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
,
Abdulrahman J. Sabbagh
1   Neurosurgery Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Abstract

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension includes ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) insertion, with a reported complication of shunt revision in 25% of the cases 1 year after insertion. We report a case of a 28-year-old female with pituitary adenoma who developed sensory loss after VPS placement that could be explained by disruption in thalamic pathways. A lesson learned from this case is that although VPS is a simple procedure, complications can occur. Modalities can be used to detect the complications, and further revisions might be needed.

Authors' Contributions

R.A. was involved in collecting the data, writing the manuscript, and editing the manuscript. R.M. wrote and edited the manuscript and revised the final proof. A.S. contributed to idea formation and final proof revision.


Ethical Approval and Informed Consent

Informed consent has been obtained from the patient conforming to Declaration of Helsinki.




Publication History

Article published online:
28 October 2022

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