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How to perforate safely a resistant floor of the 3rd ventricle? Technical note.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9932262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Third ventriculostomy for acquired non-communicating hydrocephalus is an excellent alternative to shunting procedures. Nevertheless, complications can be severe and even fatal (e.g., lesion of the basilar artery), especially if the floor of the 3rd ventricle is very tough and/or opaque. The authors describe a safe method of sharp perforation of the floor, which should be applied if blunt fenestration cannot be achieved easily.
U Kehler; J Gliemroth; U Knopp; H Arnold
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0946-7211     ISO Abbreviation:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-30     Completed Date:  1999-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440973     Medline TA:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Luebeck, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Surgical Instruments
Ventriculostomy / instrumentation*

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