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A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt in a neonate
  1. Sandy Kirolos1,
  2. Emer Campbell2,
  3. Anne Marie Heuchan1,
  4. Mairi Steven3,
  5. Ruth Allen4
  1. 1Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Departyment of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatric General Surgery, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  4. 4Department of Paediatric Radiology, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sandy Kirolos, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK ; sandy.kirolos{at}nhs.net

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A term infant with antenatally diagnosed complex central nervous system anomalies was delivered in good condition by elective caesarean section. On day 3, a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt was inserted for hydrocephalus with gross ventriculomegaly.

On day 25, he developed fever with positive cerebrospinal fluid bacterial culture for Enterobacter cloacae. He underwent removal of the intraventricular portion of the VP shunt. The abdominal portion of the …

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