Radionuclide diagnosis of cerebrospino‐pericardial communication after ventriculoatrial catheter placement for hydrocephalus

G. William Henry, J. Randolph Perry, Alan D. Stiles, Edward A. Lawson, Walker A. Long

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • hydrocephalus
  • nuclear medicine
  • pericardium
  • ventriculoatrial catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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