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Titolo:
Unexpected childhood death due to a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunting
Autore:
Byard, RW; Koszyca, B; Qiao, M;
Indirizzi:
Forens Sci Ctr, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia Forens Sci Ctr Adelaide SA Australia 5000 r, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
fascicolo: 2, volume: 22, anno: 2001,
pagine: 207 - 210
SICI:
0195-7910(200106)22:2<207:UCDDTA>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTESTINAL PERFORATION; COLONIC PERFORATION; SUDDEN-DEATH;
Keywords:
sepsis; unexpected death; ventriculoperitoneal shunt;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
17
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Byard, RW Forens Sci Ctr, 21 Divett Pl, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia Forens Sci Ctr 21 Divett Pl Adelaide SA Australia 5000 Australia
Citazione:
R.W. Byard et al., "Unexpected childhood death due to a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunting", AM J FOREN, 22(2), 2001, pp. 207-210

Abstract

A 10-year-old boy with Arnold-Chiari malformation, spina bifida, and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus died unexpectedly, having appeared to be only mildly unwell with fever on the night before death. At autopsy, the shunt was partially obstructed with an associated enterococcal meningitis. The tip of the shunt was located within the transverse colon, which was embedded in a mass of fibrous adhesions resulting from previous abdominal surgery. Blood cultures were sterile. Intestinal perforation is a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunting that may be associated with thedevelopment of meningitis and unexpected death. The autopsy assessment of children with such indwelling devices requires examination of the functional state of the shunt, full septic workup, and determination of the precise location of the tip of the catheter within the peritoneal cavity.

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