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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 569762, 5 pages
Case Report

Cerebral Edema Associated with Ventricular Reservoirs in Two Patients: A Case Report

1Division of Neurosurgery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
2Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA

Received 15 October 2011; Accepted 24 November 2011

Academic Editors: A. E. Cavanna, A. Fasano, H. Ikeda, Y. Iwadate, H. Kocaeli, and D. Scavarda

Copyright © 2012 Marshall C. Cress et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Placement of ventricular reservoirs is a common practice to treat various tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Ventricular catheter-reservoir-associated edema has been noted in the literature, but a thorough review of this literature identified no articles that examine this particular complication in neurooncology patients, specifically. We report two cases of ventricular catheter-reservoir-associated edema in patients receiving treatment for CNS metastasis.