Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of far distal obstructive hydrocephalus

@article{Oertel2009EndoscopicDA,
  title={Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of far distal obstructive hydrocephalus},
  author={Joachim M. K. Oertel and Yvonne Mondorf and Henry Werner Siegfried Schroeder and Michael Robert Gaab},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2009},
  volume={152},
  pages={229-240}
}
Obstruction of the CSF circulation distal to the fourth ventricle is a rare cause of noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) represents one of the treatment options, but reports of results are rare. Between March 1997 and June 2008, 20 ETVs in 20 patients (mean 32.4 years, range 1 month–79 years) for noncommunicating hydrocephalus distal to the fourth ventricle were undertaken. All patients suffered from severe internal hydrocephalus and typical clinical symptoms… CONTINUE READING