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Case 14594

V-P shunt calcification

Author(s)
Dr. Abeer Ahmed Alhelali1, Dr. Nitin Airon2

(1) MBBS, Arab board of radiology and medical imaging
(2) MBBS, FRCR, Specialist radiology

Radiology Department
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
AbuDhabi, UAE
Email:aalhelali@seha.ae
 
Patient
male, 17 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    X-ray VP shunt series
     

    Head and neck AP and lateral radiographs demonstrate a right-sided V-P shunt with no evidence of breakage. However, irregular thickening is noted in the lower cervical region.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Catheters; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Chest and abdominal radiographs partially visualise the VP shunt overlapping the right hemithorax and abdomen with no evidance of calcification or discontiniuity.

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Catheters; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT neck without contrast axial / bone window

    Irregular calcification surrounding the course of VP shunt catheter in the right lower lateral neck, appearing as a thickened shunt tube.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Catheters; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT neck without contrast sagittal / bone window.

    Irregular calcification surrounding the course of the VP shunt catheter in the right lower lateral neck, appearing as a thickened shunt tube.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Catheters; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
Head and neck AP and lateral radiographs demonstrate a right-sided V-P shunt with no evidence of breakage. However, irregular thickening is noted in the lower cervical region.
 
Chest and abdominal radiographs partially visualise the VP shunt overlapping the right hemithorax and abdomen with no evidance of calcification or discontiniuity.
 
Irregular calcification surrounding the course of VP shunt catheter in the right lower lateral neck, appearing as a thickened shunt tube.
 
Irregular calcification surrounding the course of the VP shunt catheter in the right lower lateral neck, appearing as a thickened shunt tube.
 
 
 
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