Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst due to infection with enterococcus faecalis: A Case Report

Thomas Jose Eluvathingal Muttikkal, K. Dashti, A. T. Muqim, Abdelmohsen Bennakhi, A. Hayat

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Abstract

Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst is a rare complication of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt occurring as a result of non-absorption of cerebrospinal fluid from the abdominal cavity due to inflammation. Usual presentations include abdominal symptoms; abdominal distention, pain, nausea, vomiting and symptoms of raised intracranial pressure like headache due to shunt dysfunction. The diagnosis may be delayed in severely handicapped patients due to poor communicability, multiple associated complications or co-morbidities. Radiological modalities are used for diagnosis as well as treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Pseudocyst
  • Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

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