Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst

Ramon Pathi, Michael Sage, John Slavotinek, Ahmad Hanieh

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A case of an abdominal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocyst in a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is reported to illustrate this known but rare complication. In the setting of a VP shunt, the frequency of abdominal CSF pseudocyst formation is approximately 3.2%, often being precipitated by a recent inflammatory or infective process or recent surgery. Larger pseudocysts tend to be sterile, whereas smaller pseudocysts are more often infected. Ultrasound and CT each have characteristic findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst
  • Computed tomography
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt


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