Minim Invasive Neurosurg 1998; 41(1): 38-39
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1052013
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Minimally Invasive Treatment of Giant CSF Pseudocyst Complicating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

A. Brunori1 , A. Massari1 , R. Macarone-Palmieri2 , B. Benini2 , F. Chiappetta1
  • 1Department of Neurosciences “G. M. Lancisi”, Division of Neurosurgery
  • 2Division of General Surgery
  • San Camillo Hospital, Rome
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Publication Date:
18 March 2008 (online)


A two-liter cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst complicating a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was drained and a distal catheter retrieved from the peritoneal cavity by laparoscopy. Adoption of such a minimally invasive approach allowed the prompt resolution of the complication and an early recovery for our patient.