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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 628493, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/628493
Case Report

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Peritoneal Catheter Knot Formation

1Division of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, P.O. Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
2College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh 11533, Saudi Arabia
3Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia

Received 30 July 2013; Accepted 15 August 2013

Academic Editors: A. K. Demetriades and V. Wang

Copyright © 2013 Anwar Ul-Haq 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.

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