Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 861–864 | Cite as

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma ventricular peritoneal shunt metastasis: a case report and literature review

  • Chloé Louise Gelder
  • Cynthia Hawkins
  • Michal Zapotocky
  • Peter Dirks
  • Ute Bartels
  • Eric BouffetEmail author
Case Report


Dissemination of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) outside the central nervous system is exceptional. Here, we present a child diagnosed with DIPG who developed seeding along the track of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt and review the literature on this unusual occurrence.


Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt Extracranial metastasis 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick ChildrenUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick ChildrenUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, The Hospital for Sick ChildrenUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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