2000 Volume 40 Issue 11 Pages 594-596
A 60-year-old male and a 36-year-old female suffered shunt migration after lumboperitoneal shunt procedures, upward into the spinal subarachnoid space and downward into the abdominal cavity, respectively. Defects of the fixation devices in the shunt system are considered the main cause in both cases. Upward migration of the lumbar tube in the subarachnoid space is extremely rare. We suppose that raised abdominal pressure is related to this unusual complication.