Case Report

An unusual cause of breast lump: CSF pseudocyst

Sandeep Gopal Jakhere, Raju Kumbhar, Harshal Dhongade
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 16, No 2 | a311 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v16i2.311 | © 2012 Sandeep Gopal Jakhere, Raju Kumbhar, Harshal Dhongade | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2012 | Published: 12 June 2012

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Sandeep Gopal Jakhere, B Y L Nair Charitable Hospital and T N Medical College, India
Raju Kumbhar, B Y L Nair Charitable Hospital and T N Medical College, India
Harshal Dhongade, B Y L Nair Charitable Hospital and T N Medical College, India


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Abstract

A ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) is a fairly common and useful procedure to reduce intracranial pressure in patients with hydrocephalus. Complications associated with VP shunts are usually related to either shunt obstruction or infection. A pseudocyst formation owing to leakage of CSF into the breast tissue as a complication of VP shunting is a rare entity, with few cases in the literature. Nonetheless, it is an important cause of cystic breast lump and should be kept in mind in a patient with an indwelling VP shunt. We describe the case of a 16-year-old girl patient with an indwelling VP shunt who presented with a gradually increasing breast lump, and was diagnosed to have a CSF pseudocyst based on characteristic imaging findings.

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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, breast lump, pseudocyst

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