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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure as a secondary complication of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Case report.
Journal of Neurosurgery
Publication types: Case Reports
The authors report on a patient who presented with shunt failure due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) following in vitro fertilization treatment. Shunt dysfunction was attributed to intraabdominal hypertension as a consequence of ascites. At surgery, the shunt was found to be patent. The peritoneal catheter was externalized and subsequently revised to become a ventriculoatrial shunt system. This led to clinical improvement in the patient and restoration of ventricular size. Such a shunt complication has not previously been reported. Neurosurgeons should be alerted to this possibility in view of the increasing use of assisted conception in many developed countries.
Adult, Ascites/etiology, Female, Fertilization in Vitro/adverse effects, Humans, Hydrocephalus/therapy, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome/complications, Treatment Failure, Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt/adverse effects
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