Endoscopic third ventriculostomy.

George I. Jallo, Karl F. Kothbauer, Ira Richmond Abbott, III

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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)
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume19
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Ventriculostomy
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Third Ventricle
Endoscopes
Endoscopy
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Endoscopic third ventriculostomy. / Jallo, George I.; Kothbauer, Karl F.; Abbott, III, Ira Richmond.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2005.

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Jallo, GI, Kothbauer, KF & Abbott, III, IR 2005, 'Endoscopic third ventriculostomy.', Neurosurgical Focus, vol. 19, no. 6.
Jallo, George I. ; Kothbauer, Karl F. ; Abbott, III, Ira Richmond. / Endoscopic third ventriculostomy. In: Neurosurgical Focus. 2005 ; Vol. 19, No. 6.
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