Expanding septum pellucidum cyst due to a traumatic ventriculoperitoneal shunt

C. J. Chen

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A rare complication of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is reported. Serial imaging studies demonstrated the formation of an expanding septum pellucidum cyst after an indwelling shunt tube penetrated the wall of the septum pellucidum. This complication should be borne in mind if patients have symptoms of intermittent obstructive hydrocephalus or related to pressure effects from the septum pellucidum after VP shunting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-569
Number of pages3
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Septum pellucidum, cyst
  • Shunt, ventriculoperitoneal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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