Sandeep Bhardwaj* and Manish Chaurasiya
Neurosurgery Department, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding Author: Sandeep Bhardwaj, Neurosurgery Department, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, India.
Received: November 20, 2020; Published: December 14, 2020
Background: Slit ventricle syndrome (SVS) is a rare symptomatic condition with radiological findings of small sized ventricles in a case of VP Shunt. Diagnosis may be difficult because radiological imaging of small ventricles can be misinterpreted as normal sized ventricles. SVS is a rare condition of reduced brain compliance with intermittent intracranial hypertension.
Cases: Author reported two cases of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunted patients with only visual disturbances which on evaluation were found to be SVS.
Conclusion: SVS is a difficult diagnosis to be made based on laboratory investigations, clinical scenario and imaging. Presence of visual symptoms in shunted patients should not be ignored, closely watched and evaluated for raised ICP as they can be due to SVS.
Keywords: Slit Ventricle; Shunt Malfunction; Over-drainage; Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt
Citation: Sandeep Bhardwaj and Manish Chaurasiya. “Can Visual Complaints be Only Symptom in Slit Ventricle Syndrome? A Difficult Diagnosis to be Made". Acta Scientific Neurology 4.1 (2021): 18-21.
Copyright: © 2021 Sandeep Bhardwaj* and Manish Chaurasiya. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.