Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.

@article{Kulkarni2016EndoscopicTV,
  title={Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.},
  author={Abhaya V Kulkarni and Jay K. Riva-Cambrin and Richard Holubkov and Samuel R. Browd and D. Douglas Cochrane and James M. Drake and David Delmar Limbrick and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Tamara D. Simon and Mandeep S. Tamber and John C. Wellons and W E Whitehead and John R. W. Kestle},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={423-429}
}
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is now established as a viable treatment option for a subgroup of children with hydrocephalus. Here, the authors report prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) to provide the most accurate determination of morbidity, complication incidence, and efficacy of ETV in children and to determine if intraoperative predictors of ETV success add substantially to preoperative predictors. METHODS All children… CONTINUE READING