4TH VENTRICULAR SHUNT CATHETER CAUSING BILATERAL 7 TH NERVE PALSY: A CASE REPORT
Dr. G. P. Mishra, *Dr. Neeraj Salhotra, Dr. Samit Binewale, Dr. C. Livigston, Dr. Chandra B., Dr. Fraz Qayum Khan and Dr. Hotchand Maheshwari
An isolated fourth ventricle is characterised by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) trapping in the fourth ventricle. Although there is no consensus regarding treatment, ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting of the fourth ventricle is an option. Complications include infection, mechanical irritation of the brainstem, malfunction and overdrainage. Cranial nerve palsy is a rare complication and has been mostly described in children. We present one case of facial nerve palsy occurring secondary to this procedure.
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