CSF shunting from the cisterna magna: a report of 16 cases.

@article{Johnston1993CSFSF,
  title={CSF shunting from the cisterna magna: a report of 16 cases.},
  author={Ian H. Johnston and Margaret A. Sheridan},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={39-43}
}
Sixteen patients were treated with shunting of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the cisterna magna for raised intracranial pressure (15 cases) or CSF leak (one case). There were 11 patients with benign intracranial hypertension, three with craniostenosis, one with chronic meningitis and one with a CSF leak. Cisternal shunting was effective in all cases and obviated the problems of low pressure and sciatica found with lumbar-peritoneal shunts. There were 11 revisions over a total of 31.5 shunt… CONTINUE READING