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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-72

Concomitant insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheter and ventriculoperitoneal shunt in children: a report of two cases


1 Department of Pediatrics, Abha Maternity and Children’s Hospital, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Abha Maternity and Children Hospital and Head of Dialysis Centers, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Child Health, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ruba Abo Essa
Department of Pediatrics, Abha Maternity and Children’s Hospital, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Zip code: 61321
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jesnt.jesnt_5_17

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The aim of this study was to know and validate whether the use of ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) and peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) is a safe and acceptable option in children requiring PD and VPS. A case of myelomeningocele with accompanied paraplegia and hydrocephalus was treated surgically in the neonatal period with placement of VPS. Later the child developed a neurogenic bladder with recurrent cystitis, which culminated into severe bilateral ureterohydronephrosis and progressive chronic renal disease. In a second case, a boy with an immaculate past history, admitted in a local hospital for meningitis complicated by hydrocephalus, necessitating the insertion of VPS, was treated. During the course of his illness, the child developed acute renal failure, volume overload, and severe hypertension and ended up in our pediatric ICU. We experienced two cases in our artificial kidney unit with concomitant insertion of VPS and PDC with an excellent outcome. On the basis of the outcomes of our patients as well as results from other centers, we conclude that the concurrent use of a VPS and PDC is a safe and acceptable option in child requiring PD and VPS.


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