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Neuroendoscopic fenestration of the foramen of Monro without septostomy for unilateral hydrocephalus following neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage.
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PMID:  20811897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: Unilateral hydrocephalus is a rare type of hydrocephalus caused by germinal matrix hemorrhage-intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH-IVH) in preterm infants. We present a case of posthemorrhagic unilateral hydrocephalus in a preterm infant that was successfully treated with neuroendoscopic fenestration of the foramen of Monro without septostomy.
CASE REPORT: Brain ultrasound of a female infant born at 26(+1) weeks gestation revealed delayed unilateral hydrocephalus in the frontal horn of the lateral ventricle after IVH. In this case, unilateral hydrocephalus appeared to be caused by chronic inflammatory changes, leading to membrane formation in the foramen of Monro. After neuroendoscopic foraminoplasty without septostomy, ventricular size decreased, and the patient's neurological status improved per the PREMIE-NEURO exam, a neurologic examination for preterm infants of gestational age 23-37 weeks.
CONCLUSIONS: This case demonstrates that simple repermeation of the foramen without fenestration of the septum pellucidum can successfully treat membrane-induced unilateral hydrocephalus. Also, because hydrocephalus can develop even after stabilization of GMH-IVH, close follow-up during the first year of life and beyond may reduce the likelihood of brain damage due to advanced hydrocephalus.
Hyoung-Joon Chun; Youngjoon Lee; Hyun-Kyung Park; Young Soo Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Hanyang University Medical Center, 17 Haengdang-dong, Sungdong-gu, Seoul, 133-792, South Korea.
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