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Combined endoscopically guided third ventriculostomy with prepontine cistern placement of the ventricular catheter in a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt: technical note.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17948186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present the management of non-obstructive hydrocephalus using two surgical procedures, both at the same time: first, we perform an endoscopic third ventriculostomy and second, we place the ventricular catheter of the ventriculo-peritoneal shunt in the prepontine cistern under endoscopic guidance. The main rationale is the fact that the ventricular catheter passes through multiple fixed cerebrospinal fluid circulation points in order to allow the free circulation of the cerebrospinal liquid. The authors present here details of the technique and short-term results.
H Stan; C Popa; A Iosif; S Nistor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0946-7211     ISO Abbreviation:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-19     Completed Date:  2007-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440973     Medline TA:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurosurgical Department, Emergency Clinical County Hospital, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / methods
Cerebrospinal Fluid / physiology
Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure / physiology
Endoscopes / standards
Endoscopy / methods
Hydrocephalus / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Neuroendoscopy / methods*
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  prevention & control
Subarachnoid Space / anatomy & histology,  surgery*
Third Ventricle / anatomy & histology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt / instrumentation,  methods*
Ventriculostomy / instrumentation,  methods*

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