Traumatic intratumoral hemorrhage secondary to a ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Felix Umansky*, Yoram Kluger, John M. Gomori, Shlomo Constantini

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We report a case of a 14-month-old boy with a primary intraventricular oligodendroglioma and obstructive hydrocephalus. The child underwent a bilateral ventriculoperitoneal shunt and developed a massive and fatal intratumoral hemorrhage initiated by a mild trauma when introducing the left ventricular catheter. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature of such a complication during a shunting procedure for obstructive hydrocephalus of tumoral origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-312
Number of pages3
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Hemorrhage
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt


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