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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