Endoscopic third ventriculostomy.

George I. Jallo, Karl F. Kothbauer, I. Rick Abbott

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Abstract

The traditional treatment for all forms of hydrocephalus has been the implantation of ventricular shunt systems; however, these systems have inherent tendencies toward complications such as malfunction and infection. A significant advance in the treatment of hydrocephalus has been the evolution of endoscopy. The recent technological advances in this field have led to a renewed interest in endoscopic third ventriculostomy as the treatment of choice for obstructive hydrocephalus. Although several different endoscopes are available, the authors favor a rigid one to perform a blunt fenestration of the third ventricle floor. This description of the technique stresses the nuances for successful completion of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E11
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume19
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Jallo, G. I., Kothbauer, K. F., & Abbott, I. R. (2005). Endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Neurosurgical focus, 19(6), E11.