A near-fatal complication of endoscopic third ventriculostomy: Case report

M. H. Handler, Ira Richmond Abbott, III, M. Lee, A. R. Cohen, A. Perneczky

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Abstract

THE AUTHORS TREATED a 14-year-old girl with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus and an infected ventriculopleural shunt. She was taken for endoscopic third ventriculostomy with the hope of removing the hardware entirely, but she developed an arrhythmia and hypertension, followed rapidly by complete cardiac arrest. She was resuscitated successfully, made a complete recovery, and subsequently underwent a conventional shunt replacement. This is a newly reported life-threatening complication of neuroendoscopy that must be anticipated by any surgeon undertaking such a procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume35
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Neuroendoscopy
Ventriculostomy
Hydrocephalus
Heart Arrest
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Hypertension
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Aqueductal stenosis
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Complication
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Shunt
  • Ventriculoscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Handler, M. H., Abbott, III, I. R., Lee, M., Cohen, A. R., & Perneczky, A. (1994). A near-fatal complication of endoscopic third ventriculostomy: Case report. Neurosurgery, 35(3), 525-528.

A near-fatal complication of endoscopic third ventriculostomy : Case report. / Handler, M. H.; Abbott, III, Ira Richmond; Lee, M.; Cohen, A. R.; Perneczky, A.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 35, No. 3, 1994, p. 525-528.

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Handler, MH, Abbott, III, IR, Lee, M, Cohen, AR & Perneczky, A 1994, 'A near-fatal complication of endoscopic third ventriculostomy: Case report', Neurosurgery, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 525-528.
Handler, M. H. ; Abbott, III, Ira Richmond ; Lee, M. ; Cohen, A. R. ; Perneczky, A. / A near-fatal complication of endoscopic third ventriculostomy : Case report. In: Neurosurgery. 1994 ; Vol. 35, No. 3. pp. 525-528.
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