Communicating hydrocephalus: a reversible complication of the Mustard operation with serial hemodynamics and long-term follow-up.

@article{Dillon1986CommunicatingHA,
  title={Communicating hydrocephalus: a reversible complication of the Mustard operation with serial hemodynamics and long-term follow-up.},
  author={Terrence Dillon and William Berman and Steven M. Yabek and Rober Seigel and Bechara F Akl and Jorge A Wernly},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={146-9}
}
Severe superior vena caval (SVC) obstruction following the Mustard operation resulted in substantially increased intracranial pressure in 3 patients. A pathophysiological mechanism is postulated to explain the cerebral edema in 1 and the communicating hydrocephalus in 2. Following surgical relief of the obstruction in the latter 2, there was a decrease in both the rate of head growth and the ventricular size. It is of note that despite the angiographic appearance of azygous decompression, the… CONTINUE READING