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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 148, Issue 3, pp 359–362 | Cite as

Development of a cavum septi pellucidi after Ommaya reservoir placement: report of an unusual complication

  • P. M. Sherman
  • N. Aygun
Case Report

Summary

Objective and importance. We present a complication of Ommaya reservoir placement that has not been previously reported. Following injection of a seemingly appropriately placed catheter, the patient developed seizures. Imaging studies showed the development and resolution of a cavum septi pellucidi.

This case illustrates that the septum pellucidum is made of two layers and that a potential space exists between these layers. Caution is recommended when injecting a single-hole ventricular catheter if the tip is against the septum pellucidum.

Keywords: Cerebrospinal fluid reservoir; Ommaya reservoir; complications; cavum septi pellucidi; septum pellucidum; central nervous system lymphoma. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Sherman
    • 1
  • N. Aygun
    • 1
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Division of NeuroradiologyBaltimore

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