Ossified Occipital Pseudomeningocele following Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction

Anusha S. Bhatt, Ajit M. Mishra, Radhika Mhatre, Bevinahalli N. Nandeesh

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Ossification of pseudomeningocele is a rare occurrence and is one of the rare complications of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt malfunction. We report a case of 12-year-old boy who came with features of raised intracranial pressure following shunt malfunction which was placed as a treatment to the aqueductal stenosis. Computed tomography showed ventriculomegaly and hypodense collection in the occiput with posterior rim of calcification. The findings were confirmed on histopathology. Although ossified pseudomeningocele is a rare entity following VP shunt placement, it should be suspected if patients present with aggravated symptoms, especially if there is shunt malfunction as the treatment option varies with the presence or absence of resultant symptoms and ossification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-544
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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