Neurogenic pulmonary edema in an infant with ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction
23 June 2012
15 December 2012
28 July 2015 (online)
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.