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Loculated ventricles and isolated compartments in hydrocephalus: their pathophysiology and the efficacy of neuroendoscopic surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15062406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The neuroendoscopic procedures applied inpatients with isolated compartments, including IUH, LV, IFV, IRF, and multiloculated ventricles were foramen of Monro reconstruction, septostomy, septal wall removal, cyst wall fenestration, fourth ventriculostomy, and endoscopic shunt placement. It was found that the operative goal, creating a state of arrested hydrocephalus, could be achieved by communicating the trapped space to the rest of the ventricular system, opening the ventricular isolation. The associated hydrocephalus could not always be managed endoscopically, however, and shunting of the ventricular system was frequently required, especially in infants. This may be because of the immaturity of the subarachnoid CSF dynamics in infants. What does seem to be logical is to continue to consider managing these conditions with the assistance of the endoscope.
Shizuo Oi; Rick Abbott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery clinics of North America     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1042-3680     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-27     Completed Date:  2004-07-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008004     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Jikei University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology,  physiopathology*,  surgery*
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Hydrocephalus / pathology,  physiopathology*,  surgery*

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