First distal catheter migration into scrotum in an adult

Early onset of distal catheter migration into scrotum in an adult male is a unique case, as most cases are reported in pediatric patients, and it is the first case reported in the English literature to have occurrence at an early onset during the peri-operative period. Early occurrence and detection of scrotal migration of the distal catheter prevent shunt malfunction. Prompt surgical management of catheter repositioning is therefore recommended to avoid the risk of further complications 1).

1) Lee BS, Vadera S, Gonzalez-Martinez JA. Rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Early onset of distal catheter migration into scrotum in an adult male: Case report and literature review. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014 Dec 11;6C:198-202. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.09.032. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25553524.

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