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The role of neuroendoscopy in patients of tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus (TBMH) is not yet established. We present details of endoscopic morphology, and analyze outcome of Neuroendoscopy performed in 28 patients (15 males and 13 females, average age 23 years) of TBMH in last 2.5 years. Endoscopic procedures performed included endoscopic third(More)
OBJECT Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is increasingly being used as an alternative treatment for post-tuberculous meningitis (TBM) hydrocephalus. The aim of this study was to affirm the role of ETV in patients with TBM hydrocephalus and also to study the usefulness of cine phase-contrast MR imaging (cine MR imaging) for functional assessment of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Fourth ventricular neurocysticercosis (FVNCC) usually presents with obstructive hydrocephalus. Available treatment options are medical, external cerebrospinal fluid diversion, microsurgical, or endoscopic removal alone or in combination. We present our experience of transaqueductal removal of FVNCC by angiographic catheter with endoscopic third(More)
Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) anomalies continue to be challenging for neurosurgeons because of the complex anatomy of this region. To date, microsurgical decompression via a transoral route is the standard treatment for anteriorly located compressive lesions of the cervicomedullary junction (CMJ). The results obtained by minimizing surgical trauma are(More)
Primary extracranial meningiomas occur very rarely. We present a rare case of extracranial meningioma of the transitional variant which was excised satisfactorily. There was no suggestion of any connection to the intracranial compartment or cranial nerves. The underlying galea was uninvolved, suggesting the true extracranial nature of this tumour. This rare(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of DWI in differentiating brain abscesses from other intracranial cystic lesions. METHODS One hundred fifteen patients with 147 cystic lesions (mean age, 26.4 year) were prospectively studied with DWI on a 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging. Lesions appearing hyperintense(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroendoscopic removal of intraventricular and juxtaventricular space-occupying lesions (SOL) requires long and thin instruments that can be maneuvered through the compromised working channels. Currently, various rigid and flexible forceps and scissors are being used for this purpose. We present our experience of using cut segment of(More)
Objective. Various approaches including endoscopy have been used for the treatment of intraventricular and cisternal NCC. We present our technique of Neuro-endoscopic management of intraventricular NCC. Methods. Twenty-one cases, 13 females and 8 males (age range 12–50 years; mean, 25.7 years), of intraventricular NCC [lateral (n = 6), third (n = 6), fourth(More)
This is the first report of the simultaneous combined use of trans-sphenoidal and trans-ventricular-endoscopic route for decompression of a giant pituitary adenoma. A 38 year old man presented to us with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure along with visual and hypothalamic disturbances. The CT scan revealed destruction of the sella by a large (5 × 3.5(More)