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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt and Pregnancy: a Case Report [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2016; 47(1): 11-12 | DOI: 10.16948/zktb.42358

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt and Pregnancy: a Case Report

Hicran Acar Şirinoğlu1, Oya Pekin1, Deniz Şirinoğlu2, Sevcan Arzu Arınkan1, Gökhan Ünver1
1Zeynep Kamil Women and Children Diseases Education and Research Hospital, Perinatal Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
2Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

Hydrocephalic woman with cerebrospinal fluid shunts are now surviving to reproductive age. Both maternal intra-abdominal pressure and intracranial cerebrospinal fluid increase cause maternal and fetal complications due to cerebrospinal shunt. Therefore
gestation period must be followed carefully with brain surgery department. Any shunt unfunction must be diagnosed promptly and solved at on time. There is no enough literature about pregnancies in women with previously placed ventricular shunts for obstructive hydrocephalus.
Since there are doubts regarding the mode of delivery, analgesia and anesthesia. We present a case of labor in the 21 year-old woman with hydrocephalus and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. It is considered that delivery mode of pregnant women with ventriculoperitoneal shunt without
any neurological problems is to allow progress naturally and interventions limited to obstetrical reasons alone.

Keywords: ventriculoperitoneal shunt, pregnancy, vaginal delivery

Hicran Acar Şirinoğlu, Oya Pekin, Deniz Şirinoğlu, Sevcan Arzu Arınkan, Gökhan Ünver. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt and Pregnancy: a Case Report. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2016; 47(1): 11-12

Corresponding Author: Hicran Acar Şirinoğlu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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