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No evidence of epilepsy following endoscopic third ventriculostomy: a short-term follow-up.
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PMID:  11359099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with ventriculo-peritoneal shunts are predisposed to various complications, including the appearance of seizures over time. The high rate of complications prompted an interest in alternative procedures such as endoscopic third venticulostomy (ETV) in selected patients. From 1996 to 1998, 42 patients underwent ETV in our center. Of the 27 operated children who were followed for an average of 32 months, none experienced seizures during that time. We conclude that, in addition to other benefits, ETV minimizes the risk of epilepsy following shunt insertion, probably due to the lack of direct cortical insult.
U Kramer; A A Kanner; V Siomin; S Harel; S Constantini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-18     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel
Child Development Center and Pediatric Neurology Unit, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Beit Habriut Strauss, 14 Balfour Street, Tel Aviv 65211, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Endoscopy / methods*
Epilepsy / diagnosis*
Follow-Up Studies
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Prospective Studies
Third Ventricle / pathology,  surgery*
Time Factors
Ventriculostomy / methods*

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