RESEARCH ARTICLE

Bilateral Papilledema as the First Sign of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Dysfunction§

The Open Ophthalmology Journal 27 Feb 2015 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874364101509010025

Abstract

A 12 year-old girl patient with a history of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement at the age of 6 months presented with progressive bilateral decrease in visual acuity. Ophthalmologic examination was consistent with bilateral papilledema. No other systemic manifestations of increased intracranial pressure were evident and laboratory work-up excluded other inflammatory or infectious processes. We present here an interesting case of a patient with ophthalmologic manifestations as the initial finding of ventriculoperitoneal shunt dysfunction.

Keywords: Bilateral papilledema, papilledema, ventriculoperitoneal shunt..
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