A 33 year-old female with a history of idiopathic intracranial hypertension and ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement presents with headache and confusion. She denies fever, trauma, neck pain or stiffness. She has not had symptoms like this since her shunt was placed 2 years ago. Imaging was obtained which showed ventriculomegaly and a fracture of the shunt at the level of the cervical spine. Neurosurgery was consulted and the patient was admitted for shunt repair.
An Algorithm for CSF Shunt Complications
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