Malfunction of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt during pregnancy Two clinical cases and literature review

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A. Haidara
Diallo O.
A. Tokpa
H.A. Nda
K.S. Yao

Abstract

Bringing a pregnancy to term is possible for a woman carrying a ventriculoperitoneal bypass valve, however, pregnancy can be a source of malfunction of the bypass system. We report two cases of malfunction of a VPS during the pregnancy's 3rd trimester in two patients aged 25 and 30 years respectively. The valve was examined in both cases and the persistence of the neurological signs required a cesarean section. The diagnostic aspects and management strategies were discussed as regards these two cases and throughout the literature review.

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Haidara , A., O., D. ., Tokpa , A., Nda , H., & Yao , K. (2020). Malfunction of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt during pregnancy: Two clinical cases and literature review. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(2), 347-352. https://doi.org/10.33962/roneuro-2020-053
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A. Haidara

Department of Neurosurgery, Teaching Hospital of Bouaké, Bouaké, Cote d’Ivoire

Diallo O.

Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of Mali

A. Tokpa

Department of Neurosurgery, Teaching Hospital of Bouaké, Bouaké, Cote d’Ivoire

H.A. Nda

Department of Neurosurgery, Teaching Hospital of Yopougon, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

K.S. Yao

Department of Neurosurgery, Teaching Hospital of Yopougon, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire