Isolated left homonymous hemianopia secondary to a pericatheter cyst - A rare presentation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure
A 26-year-old woman developed a left homonymous hemianopia 1 week after placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt through a right parieto-occipital approach. Computed tomography demonstrated a parenchymal cyst in the right occipital lobe. After shunt revision, there was concomitant resolution of the cyst and visual field defect over 1 month. The literature is reviewed regarding this unusual complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure.
Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
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Watkins, Jordan D.; Lee, Janet; Van Engen, Meagan J.; Tibbs, McKenzie L.; Ellegala, Dilantha B.; and Nicholas, Joyce S., "Isolated left homonymous hemianopia secondary to a pericatheter cyst - A rare presentation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure" (2015). Neurosurgery. 1522.