Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: early and late complications and their avoidance

@article{Navarro2005EndoscopicTV,
  title={Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: early and late complications and their avoidance},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Navarro and Raul Gil-Parra and Aaron J. Reitman and Greg Olavarria and J Andrew Grant and Tadanori Tomita},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={506-513}
}
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is considered by many authors the initial surgical procedure of choice for the treatment of non-communicant hydrocephalus. However, this procedure has early and late complications that neurosurgeons must be aware of when performing it. A retrospective study of infants and children treated with ETV at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) between 1993 and 2004 is presented. A total of 136 ETVs in 122 patients were performed with 8.8% early complication… CONTINUE READING

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