Shunt Migration into Scrotum: A Case Report

  • Muhammad Assad Javed Islamabad Medical & Dental College (IMDC), Islamabad
  • Niaz Ahmad Khan
  • Ain- us-Saba
  • Huda Sana Islamabad Medical & Dental College (IMDC), Islamabad
Keywords: Hydrocephalus, Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Scrotal Migration


Ventriculoperitoneal shunting (VPS) is a common procedure involved in the management of hydrocephalus. VP shunt has many inherent complications including obstruction, infection, breakage, and migration of the shunt. The incidence of scrotal shunt migration is around 14% VPS migration into the scrotum manifests as reducible trans-illuminant scrotal swelling, which is more like hydrocele. Mostly migration occurs into the right hemi-scrotum within the first 6 months of performing a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Bilateral herniotomy with repositioning of the distal shunt catheter is the treatment of choice.


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