A 1‐month‐old male child with a previously placed ventriculoatrial catheter presented with severe cardiorespiratory distress secondary to cardiac tamponade. A cerebrospino‐pericardial communication from right atrial perforation by the catheter was diagnosed quickly and easily by a radionuclide injection of the proximal shunt reservoir.
- nuclear medicine
- ventriculoatrial catheter
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine