Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy in A Patient With Vetriculoperitoneal Shunt: Case Report
pseudotumor cerebri. In recent years, laparoscopic surgery has emerged as a preferred method of accessing and treating a variety of abdominopelvic pathology. Laparoscopic procedures were previously contraindicated in patients of hydrocephalus having a Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt due to shunt obstruction, shunt malfunction, infection and acute elevation of intracranial pressure. Now, conclusive evidence indicating that it is safe to perform laparoscopic surgery in a patient with VP shunt using routine anaesthetic monitoring and without any shunt manipulation. We report a case of successfully performing laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy in a patient with VP shunt.
Keywords: intracranial pressure; laparoscopy; pneumoperitoneum; ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
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