Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy in A Patient With Vetriculoperitoneal Shunt: Case Report

  • Shrestha R, Bhandari BR, Piya R, Shrestha MR MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Abstract

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.

Published
Jan 30, 2018
How to Cite
SHRESTHA MR, Shrestha R, Bhandari BR, Piya R,. Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy in A Patient With Vetriculoperitoneal Shunt: Case Report. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 02, p. 52-54, jan. 2018. ISSN 1999-8546. Available at: <http://njog.org.np/njog/index.php/njog/article/view/860>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2020.
Section
Case Reports