Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 353–354 | Cite as

“Pseudocatheter” due to inadvertent ventricular catheter placement

  • C. E. Williams
  • A. Gordon
  • R. J. Arthur
Short Reports


Ultrasound is frequently used in the routine follow-up of patients who have been shunted for obstructive hydrocephalus. We report a case with “pseudocatheter” appearance due to the initial incorrect placement of the ventricular catheter. To our knowledge, such an appearance has not been previously described.


Public Health Catheter Hydrocephalus Catheter Placement Obstructive Hydrocephalus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. Williams
    • 2
  • A. Gordon
    • 1
  • R. J. Arthur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryThe General Infirmary at LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Radiology Clarendon WingLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK

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