Ventriculoperitoneal shunt leakage into a breast implant demonstrated by radionuclide cisternography

Nedim C. Gulaldi, Omer Aras, Leonie L. Gordon, Scott Steenburg

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A 57-year-old woman with a history of ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus with numerous shunt placements and revisions and bilateral breast augmentation surgery 8 years ago developed headaches as well as pain and swelling in her right breast. Radionuclide cisternography was performed to assess shunt function and to evaluate for potential cerebrospinal fluid leak. Radiotracer uptake was observed within the right breast implant due to adjacent focal shunt and implant defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1127-1128
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • breast augmentation
  • radionuclide cisternography
  • shunt leakage
  • ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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