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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-8

Round worm migration along ventriculoperitoneal shunt tract: a rare complication.


Department of Paediatric Surgery, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, India., India

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P Agarwal
Department of Paediatric Surgery, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, India.
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Though a ventriculoperitoneal shunt has been associated with myriads of unusual complications, so has been that with roundworms. A case of a three-year-old boy is presented who had an unusual complication of roundworm migration along the shunt tract that presented as shunt tract infection.






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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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