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Table 1 Summary of pediatric cases of pleural effusion secondary to VP shunt insertion published on PubMed

From: Pleural effusion from intrathoracic migration of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt catheter: pediatric case report and review of the literature

Authors Age Mechanism Treatment Interval From VP Shunt Insertion
Hadzikaric N [1] 16 mo No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, VA derivation positioning 2 mo
Akyuz M [7] 12 ys Intrathoracic migration Shunt review 5 mo
Faillace WJ [9] 4 mo No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, VA positioning 1 mo
Dickman CA [11] 1 mo Intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis 5 days
Gupta AK [15] NA NA NA NA
Martínez-Lage JF [16] 9 ys, 5 ys NA NA NA
Ratliff M [17] 4 ys No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis 1 day
Glatstein MM [18] 10 ys Intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis 10 ys
Samdani AF [19] 13 ys Intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, VP shunt replacement 13 ys
Di Roio C [20] 20 mo Intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, shunt review 20 mo
Cooper JR [21] 7 mo Intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, shunt review 21 days
Kiran NA [22] 9 mo Intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis 3 mo
Ergun R [23] 5 mo Intrathoracic migration VP shunt replacement 3 mo
Karapolat S [24] 7 ys Intrathoracic migration Thoracothomy, VP shunt replacement 2 mo
Martin LM [25] 3 ys Intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, shunt review 8 mo
Çakin H [26] 5 mo Intrathoracic migration Shunt review 5 mo
O’Halloran PJ [27] 5 ys No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, shunt review, VA derivation positioning 2 ys
Chuen-im P [28] 5 ys No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, pleurodesis, intracranial endoscopic choroid plexus coagulation 5 ys
Kocaogullar Y [29] 5 ys No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, VP removall,VA derivation positioning 4.7 ys
Born M [30] 2.5 ys No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, shunt review 1.5 ys
Adeolu AA [31] 8 ys No intrathoracic migration Shunt review 2.5 mo
Smith JC [32] 14 mo No intrathoracic migration Thoracentesis, shunt externalization 2.5 mo
  1. Legend: NA, not available