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J Pediatr Neurosci. 2011 Jan;6(1):82-3. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.84419.

Rescue endoscopic third ventriculostomy for repeated shunt blockage.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

The role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is getting more popular for all types of hydrocephalus. It has several advantages and is also being considered for malfunctioning of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. A 16-year-old child had fourteen shunt revisions in his life. He was eventually treated with ETV with successful result. Repeated shunt failure can be an additional indication of ETV.

KEYWORDS:

ETV; hydrocephalus; shunt blockage

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