Jonathan Punt

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Object: The purpose of this study was to review the efficacy of neuroendoscopic interventions in children with brain tumours and tumour-related hydrocephalus. Methods: In all, 61 consecutive neuroendoscopic operations carried out in 53 children with brain tumours over a 6-year period were reviewed. The patients ranged in age from 5 months to 18 years(More)
The population born prematurely is particularly prone to hydrocephalus. Shunting techniques, whilst still the gold standard, have considerable failure rates and contribute significant morbidity and mortality. The role of neuroendoscopic techniques in the treatment of such patients is explored, and a series of 19 patients born prematurely and operated on(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE This case illustrates an unusual complication of neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomy. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 30-year-old man with established hydrocephalus was treated with neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomy during which bleeding occurred from a vessel deep in the floor of the third ventricle. He subsequently had a third(More)
Endoscopic treatment of suprasellar arachnoid cysts is now the treatment of choice. By marsupializing the roof of the cyst the condition can be cured. The perceived necessity to open both the roof and the floor is called into question by this paper. Three cases of suprasellar arachnoid cyst are described all of which have had successful marsupialisation of(More)
Liliequist's membrane, an arachnoid condensation extending from the upper border of the dorsum sellae to the anterior edge of the mammillary bodies and formerly a relatively insignificant structure, has been found to be extremely important in the neuroendoscopic management of hydrocephalus. Failure to open this membrane can lead to the failure of third(More)
BACKGROUND Over half of childhood intracranial ependymomas occur in children younger than 5 years. As an adjuvant treatment, radiotherapy can be effective, but has the potential to damage the child's developing nervous system at a crucial time-with a resultant reduction in IQ and cognitive impairment, endocrinopathy, and risk of second malignancy. We aimed(More)
We have performed a prospective study of the use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in 14 patients undergoing neuro-endoscopic third ventriculostomy. MR imaging was undertaken prior to the endoscopy and serial studies were carried out after the procedure. MR imaging provides important information concerning the morphology of the third ventricle and allows(More)
A series of neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomies in children less than 1 year old is reported. Twenty-seven patients underwent the procedure with 21 (77%) failing within a mean of 1.36 months of the procedure. Nineteen were subsequently shunted. The presence or absence of flow through the ventriculostomy and the size of the lateral ventricles on(More)
The diagnosis and management of diffuse brain stem gliomas (DBSGs) remain a challenging problem for the neurosurgeon and neuro-oncologist. Opposing views on the necessity for biopsy have emerged over the last decade. Open biopsy, with its prohibitive morbid-ity and mortality, has been replaced by stereotactically guided biopsy, with markedly reduced risk.(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether chemotherapy that includes drugs that cross the blood-brain barrier improves survival in primary CNS non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCNSL) when combined with radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients, with no evidence of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection, were treated with the related chemotherapy(More)