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Frontal and temporal horn ratio: a valid and reliable index to determine ventricular size in paediatric hydrocephalus patients?
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PMID:  22327698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Because there is currently no sufficient and prevalent parameter for estimating ventricular size in paediatric hydrocephalus patients by using cranial ultrasound, a new measurement index, called the "frontal and temporal horn ratio", is presented in this study. The advantage of the new quotient is that it can be detected in easily obtainable coronal ultrasound planes. A retrospective analysis of 149 MRIs of young hydrocephalus patients proved the new index to be a promising parameter of ventricular size assessment. Statistical comparison between the "frontal and temporal horn ratio" and the already validated "frontal and occipital horn ratio" revealed a strong and linear correlation between the two quotients. Current research is now evaluating the reliability of the new index in the context of an ultrasound study; first results indicate similar positive findings.
Sebastian Antes; Michael Kiefer; Melanie Schmitt; Miriam Lechtenfeld; Martina Geipel; Regina Eymann
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0065-1419     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir. Suppl.     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-02-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100962752     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir Suppl     Country:  Austria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Saarland University, Homburg, Germany.
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