Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) for hydrocephalus is associated with various complications. Torticollis due to shunt tract fibrosis is a rare complication of VPS that occurs years later after the initial operation. However, shunt track fibrosis that progressed to large neck mass, mimicking sternocleidomastoid tumour and causing torticollis is a previously unreported complication. This led to the restriction of neck movement and hemifacial hypoplasia. Complete excision of the mass restored neck movement.
- paediatric surgery
- head and neck surgery
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Contributors MKJ: drafting the article or reporting, acquisition of the data and clinical work. RA: conception and design of the article, planning and final correction. GG: pathological diagnosis and histopathology image. SP: collection and maintenance of the data, clinical work and care of the patient.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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