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Sclerosing peritonitis

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Sclerosing peritonitis is a rare complication of ventricular peritoneal shunts where the CSF results in an inflammatory process in the peritoneum. There may be a generalised peritonitis with abdominal distension.

Interpretation of anaylsis of fluid from paracentesis may be difficult because of the mixture of CSF and ascites.

Treatment is by conversion to a ventricular atrial shunt.

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