José Aloysio Costa Val

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OBJECT Analysis of the safety and morbidity of neuroendoscopic biopsies (NEBs), as well as the reliability in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, has until now been based on studies with relatively small sample sizes. Through the cooperative efforts of several international medical centers, authors of the present study collected data on a large number of(More)
An alternative approach to the burr hole technique for endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in babes, the minicraniotomy, is described. It is easily performed and allows to close the dura mater and restore the bone integrity. Since 2002, it is the approach to ETV in babes with open fontanel in our service. Analyzing 41 surgeries, the technique did not(More)
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) gains more attention each day in the treatment of hydrocephalus. Some authors have questioned the effectiveness of the procedure for the treatment of infants younger than 1 year. More recent studies revealed that the effectiveness of the procedure is more related to the etiology of the disease than to the age of the(More)
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