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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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QUESADA GOMEZ, José Alexis  and  ESQUIVEL MIRANDA, Miguel A. Ascitis por líquido cefaloraquideo secundario a derivación ventriculo-perito neal. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.2, pp.180-188. ISSN 2215-5287.

Ascites by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a relatively rare complication that has been reported in the literature almost since 1972. Along with abdominal pseudocyst corresponds to 2% of the complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) . Multiple theories have attempted to explain the pathogenesis of this disease. Then the case of a patient of 36 years of the Hospital Mexico who after 11 years VPS placed one develops a picture of ascites CSF is presented whose clinical studies showed no obvious precipitating cause it was necessary to perform a ventriculo -atrial shunt. A review of the current literature is also included.

Keywords : Ascites, ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS); ventricular -atrial shunt; hydrocephalus; cirrhosis; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

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