A role for endoscopy in the placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunts

Sylvain Kleinhaus, Robert Germann, Michael Sheran, Kenneth Shapiro, Scott J. Boley

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Abstract

Compartmentalization of the lateral ventricle may prevent adequate functioning of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. We recently treated a patient with postinfectious hydrocephalus who required bilateral shunts. In addition, the left ventricle was shown to contain a large noncommunicating cyst. Prior to placement of the shunt, ventriculoscopy was performed and a channel established surgically between the cyst and the remainder of the ventricular system. Application of this new interventional technique may be indicated in complicated cases of compartmentalized hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-180
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical neurology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1982

Keywords

  • hydrocephalus
  • ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  • ventriculoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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