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Sudden death secondary to delayed closure of endoscopic third ventriculostomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14565529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 11-year-old boy who underwent an initially successful endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) died 4 months later secondary to acute hydrocephalus. This is the first report of sudden death caused by delayed closure of ETV. Guidelines to patients, parents and primary caregivers should include the possibility of ETV failure and encourage early neurosurgical consultation when symptoms of raised intracranial pressure occur.
M Javadpour; P May; C Mallucci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-20     Completed Date:  2004-02-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Endoscopy / methods
Fatal Outcome
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis,  etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Third Ventricle
Time Factors
Ventriculostomy / adverse effects*

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