J Pediatr Intensive Care 2013; 02(02): 089-093
DOI: 10.3233/PIC-13056
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Neurogenic pulmonary edema in an infant with ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction

Andrew K. Johnson
a  Department of Neurological Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
,
Dmitry Ruban
a  Department of Neurological Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
,
Rani Ganesan
b  Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
,
Lorenzo F. Munoz
a  Department of Neurological Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
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Publication History

23 June 2012

15 December 2012

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) and neurogenic stunned myocardium are known complications of acute neuropathology, but these conditions have only rarely been reported with ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction. Furthermore, shunt malfunction presenting with NPE has not been described in a pediatric patient. A case of acute shunt malfunction and NPE followed by a complicated cardiopulmonary clinical course is reviewed.