Abdominal Complications

Numerous complications have been described in relation to the distal shunt catheter. Viscus perforation can occur either as a complication of the initial insertion or may develop as a result of chronic erosion of the catheter tip through the viscus wall. Perforation of the stomach, the large and small bowel, gall bladder and vagina are all described. The presentation may be obvious, with signs of peritoneal sepsis or occasionally with extrusion of the catheter tip at the anus, umbilicus or vagina. Catheters that have become disconnected and lost in the peritoneal cavity can lead to symptoms and will make it difficult to eradicate infection. Retained catheters should be avoided wherever possible.

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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