Roberto Rodríguez-Della Vecchia

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OBJECTIVE Hydrocephalus due to neurocysticercosis usually shows poor prognosis and shunt failure is a common complication. Neuroendoscopy has been suggested as treatment, but the indications remain unclear. METHODS A cohort of patients with clinical/radiological diagnosis of hydrocephalus due to NCC, treated between January 2002 and September 2006, were(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of traditional treatment and minimal invasive flexible endoscopy surgery (MIFNES) in the treatment of intraventricular and subarachnoid basal cisterns neurocysticercosis (NCC). This was an observational comparative study of two independent series with a total of 140 patients with extremely severe forms(More)
We report a patient who suffered from brainstem injury following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement in the fourth ventricle. A 20-year-old man with complex hydrocephalus and trapped fourth ventricle underwent a subocciptal placement of a VP shunt. Postprocedure patient developed double vision. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the catheter was(More)
Worldwide in the last two decades, in Latin America in the last decade, and Mexico in particular cerebral endoscopy as part of the minimally invasive neurological surgery, has constituted a significant advance for the treatment of neurological diseases such as congenital or acquired hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, neurocysticercosis, stroke, ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Neuronavigation-assisted endoscopy is commonly used for skull base and intraventricular surgery. Flexible neuroendoscopy offers certain advantages over rigid endoscopy; however, a major disadvantage of the flexible endoscope has been easy disorientation in the flexed position. Neuronavigation-assisted flexible neuroendoscopy was(More)
BACKGROUND Management of communicating hydrocephalus associated with infectious meningitis and arachnoiditis of the basal cisterns can be challenging if no microorganism or pathological diagnosis is established. The purpose of our series is to elucidate the efficacy of endoscopic basal cistern exploration, biopsy, and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)(More)
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