Bilateral Papilledema as the First Sign of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Dysfunction§
Juan Carlos Serna-Ojeda*, Montserrat Aguirre-Mireles , Mayra Fabiola Camargo-Suarez
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 25
Last Page: 27
Publisher ID: TOOPHTJ-9-25
Article History:Received Date: 15/12/2014
Revision Received Date: 18/2/2015
Acceptance Date: 24/2/2015
Electronic publication date: 27/2/2015
Collection year: 2015
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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.