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J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2013 May;23(5):338-41. doi: 05.2013/JCPSP.338341.

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for obstructive hydrocephalus.

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Department of Neurosurgery, PGMI, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the success rate of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for treating obstructive hydrocephalus.

STUDY DESIGN:

Cross-sectional observational study.

PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY:

The Neurosurgery Department of PGMI, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, from May 2010 to November 2011.

METHODOLOGY:

Patients with obstructive hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis, tectal and non-tectal tumour and already shunted patients for obstructive hydrocephalus presented with blocked shunt were included in the study. Patients with congenital hydrocephalus and secondary to meningitis were excluded. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy was performed. Success, complications and mortality was noted. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics using SPSS software version 17.

RESULTS:

There were 155 patients including 72 males and 83 females with ratio of 1: 1.33. Success rate was 71%. Indication of surgery was obstructive hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis, posterior fossa tumour, brain stem and CP angle tumour. Complications were seen in 18 patients including mortality in 3 patients.

CONCLUSION:

ETV is effective, safe and successful procedure in patients with obstructive hydrocephalus. It may be used as replacement procedure of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt as initial line of management in selected patients.

PMID:
23673173
DOI:
05.2013/JCPSP.338341
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