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Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Oct;30(10):1625-43. doi: 10.1007/s00381-014-2502-8. Epub 2014 Aug 1.

Ventricular endoscopy in the pediatric population: review of indications.

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Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive MC5327, Stanford, CA, USA, omarc@stanford.edu.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Neuroendoscopy has greatly impacted pediatric neurosurgery over the past few decades. Improved optics and microsurgical tools have allowed neuroendoscopes to be used for a multitude of neurosurgical procedures.

DISCUSSION:

In this review article, we present the breadth of intraventricular neuroendoscopic procedures for the treatment of conditions ranging from hydrocephalus and brain tumors to congenital cysts and other pathologies. We critically discuss treatment indications and reported success rates for neuroendoscopic procedures. We also present novel approaches, technical nuances, and variations from recently published literature and as practiced in the authors' institution.

PMID:
25081217
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-014-2502-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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