Ulrich-W. Thomale

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In cases of non-communicating hydrocephalus, a combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and tumor biopsy might be necessary. We suggest a computer-assisted planning procedure to perform ETV and biopsy via a single burr hole. In 15 patients with non-communicating hydrocephalus with a mass obstructing the Sylvian aqueduct, an ETV in parallel to(More)
The obstruction of ventricular catheters (VCs) is a major problem in the standard treatment of hydrocephalus, the flow pattern of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) being one important factor thereof. As a first approach to this problem, some of the authors studied previously the CSF flow through VCs under time-independent boundary conditions by means of(More)
  • M Galarza, A Giménez, +4 authors J P McAllister
  • 2017
The flow pattern of the cerebrospinal fluid is probably the most important factor related to obstruction of ventricular catheters during the normal treatment of hydrocephalus. To better comprehend the flow pattern, we have carried out a parametric study via numerical models of ventricular catheters. In previous studies, the flow was studied under steady(More)
Individual planning of the entry point and the use of navigation has become more relevant in intraventricular neuroendoscopy. Navigated neuroendoscopic solutions are continuously improving. We describe experimentally measured accuracy and our first experience with augmented reality-enhanced navigated neuroendoscopy for intraventricular pathologies.(More)
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