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Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in obstructed hydrocephalus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12865513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-three ETV were performed in 46 patients of obstructive hydrocephalus. Study was divided into two groups. Group 1 was with 29 children of less than two years age. Group 2 had seventeen patients of more than 2 years, adolescent and adults. Group 1 had 70% clinical and 63% radiological improvement whereas Group 2 showed 100% clinical and 73% radiological improvement. ETV failed in relieving the symptoms of hydrocephalus in eight patients. They were eventually benefited with VP Shunt. There was one postoperative death, which was not related to the procedure. ETV is an important alternative to VP Shunt in relieving hydrocephalus due to obstruction in CSF pathway.
D Singh; V Gupta; A Goyal; H Singh; S Sinha; A K Singh; S Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology India     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0028-3886     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol India     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-16     Completed Date:  2003-09-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042005     Medline TA:  Neurol India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, G.B. Pant Hospital, Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Third Ventricle / surgery*
Ventriculostomy / methods*

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