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Dorsal third ventricular cysts revisited.
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PMID:  23296322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: We have previously argued that the clinical entity of dorsal third ventricular cyst in association with agenesis of the corpus callosum is a developmentally, radiologically, and clinically distinct and separate entity from the dorsal cyst of alobar holoprosencephaly. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, we describe seven patients who underwent treatment of their dorsal third ventricular cyst with fluid diversion and shunting and report their long-term follow-up. The authors reviewed the literature and discrepancies identified in differentiating dorsal third ventricular cysts and holoprosencephaly. RESULTS: Postoperative scans showed evidence of cyst decompression and stabilization of head circumference. Two patients required shunt revision surgery for delayed malfunction while the remainder has had no revision surgery since initial placement. CONCLUSIONS: Given the good clinical outcome in comparison to alobar holoprosencephaly patients, we recommend fluid diversion in this population of patients.
Elias Rizk; Ahmed J Awad; R Shane Tubbs; W Jerry Oakes; Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-8
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Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
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