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Endoscopic opening of the foramen of magendie using transaqueductal navigation for membrane obstruction of the fourth ventricle outlets. Technical note.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17405268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A membrane obstruction of the foramina of Magendie and Luschka is an uncommon origin of hydrocephalus characterized by unusual clinical symptoms of rhomboid fossa hypertension. Various surgical approaches have been proposed to alleviate this obstruction, including opening the obstructed foramen of Magendie using suboccipital craniectomy, shunting procedures, and more recently, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). In some cases, however, reshaping of the posterior fossa due to the collapse of the prepontine cistern could make ETV difficult for the surgeon and dangerous to the patient. In these cases, endoscopic opening of the foramen of Magendie by transaqueductal navigation of the fourth ventricle is a suitable and feasible therapeutic option.
Authors:
Pierluigi Longatti; Alessandro Fiorindi; Alberto Feletti; Vittorio Baratto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-04     Completed Date:  2007-05-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  924-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Neurosurgical Unit, Treviso Hospital, Padova University, Treviso, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cerebral Aqueduct / pathology,  surgery*
Female
Fourth Ventricle / pathology,  surgery*
Humans
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Membranes / surgery
Middle Aged
Neuroendoscopy / methods*
Neuronavigation / methods*
Third Ventricle / pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ventriculostomy / methods*

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