Lassoed liver: Hepatic pseudo-fissure caused by ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Ronald S. Chan*, Andrew Poznanski

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A 2-year-old child with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and a shunt revision 18 months previously developed a shunt infection. A CT scan of the abdomen was performed soon after the shunt catheter was removed. A peculiar invagination in the liver was demonstrated along the same course of a recently removed intraperitoneal catheter, presumably caused by the catheter. There have been no reported cases of deformity and pseudo-fissure of the liver, which may mimic pathologic processes on ultrasound or CT, caused by a ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


  • Fissure
  • Liver
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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