Slit ventricle syndrome and subdural haemorrhage due to suspected overshunting in a dog with hydrocephalus internus

Bittermann, Sophie; Precht, Maria Christina; Henke, Diana; Forterre, Franck; Karli, Philemon (2016). Slit ventricle syndrome and subdural haemorrhage due to suspected overshunting in a dog with hydrocephalus internus. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 4(1), e000284. British Veterinary Association 10.1136/vetreccr-2015-000284

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A 1.5-year-old Chihuahua was presented with clinical signs consistent with multifocal localisation. MRI revealed hydrocephalus internus. Following placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt with a low-pressure valve, improvement was noted. Clinical signs returned one month later. A second MRI revealed subdural haematoma, meningeal reaction and slit-like ventricles, and was interpreted as overshunting. Saline solution was injected in the ventricles via the shunt, which was then ligated. Clinical improvement was noted, followed again by relapse three months later. A third MRI revealed recurrence of hydrocephalus internus. The VP shunt was reconnected and, additionally, the valve was positioned and fixed in a vertical position. A disconnection of the valve occurred two weeks later, and the owners elected euthanasia. Complications following VP shunting in this case reveal many similarities to those described in overshunting in people and should be considered as a possible complication.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > NeuroCenter
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Neurology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Bittermann, Sophie; Precht, Maria Christina; Henke, Diana; Forterre, Franck and Karli, Philemon

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2052-6121

Publisher:

British Veterinary Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sophie Bittermann

Date Deposited:

19 Jul 2017 14:10

Last Modified:

13 Jun 2018 11:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/vetreccr-2015-000284

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94658

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94658

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