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Neurol India. 2011 Nov-Dec;59(6):848-54. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.91364.

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for hydrocephalus: a review of indications, outcomes, and complications.

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Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Abstract

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has been in vogue for the past two decades, as a tool in the armamentarium of the neurosurgeon, for the management of hydrocephalus. Its utility has been proven consistently in congenital / acquired aqueductal stenosis, although the outcomes in communicating hydrocephalus as well as hydrocephalus secondary to other etiologies have not been as impressive. It is a relatively safe procedure with the appropriate selection of patients with a low rate of permanent morbidity. This review aims to define the current indications, management outcomes, and complications of ETV.

PMID:
22234198
DOI:
10.4103/0028-3886.91364
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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