Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 1
A Rare Complication of Lumboperitoneal Shunt Surgery; Radiculopathy: A Case Report
Cem ATABEY, Ahmet EROĞLU, Ali Kıvanç TOPUZ, Selçuk GÖÇMEN, Mehmet Nusret DEMİRCAN
GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Beyin Cerrahisi Servisi, İstanbul, Türkiye Lumboperitoneal shunt is widely used in the treatment of pseudotumor cerebri, communicated hydrocephalus, brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Although it has important superiorities in comparison to other shunts, complications such as infection, injuries of intraabdominal organs, shunt blockage is seen. Radiculopathy is a complication that is rarely observed after lumboperitoneal shunt surgery. In this article of ours, we presented a 67 years old female patient with the prediagnosis pseudotumor cerebri who underwent Iumboperitoneal shunt placement cerebri six months ago and applied to our clinic with the complaints of left leg pain, numbness and swelling on her waist after the operation in the 4th week. It has been discussed by the examination of the literatures regarding the necessary measures and methods for the prevention of the complications of shunt dysfunction and radiculopathy that develop after lumboperitoneal shunt surgery. Anahtar Kelimeler : Lumboperitoneal shunt, Pseudotumor cerebri, Pseudocyst