Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in infants.

  title={Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in infants.},
  author={Michael J. Fritsch and Sven Kienke and Tobias Ankermann and Maurizio Padoin and H. Maximilian Mehdorn},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={103 1 Suppl},
OBJECT The failure rate following endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in infants younger than 1 year of age has been reported to be higher compared with that of older children. The authors present results of ETVs in such infants and advocate that success or failure of the procedure depends not on the age of the patient but on the cause of the hydrocephalus. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the management and outcome of 18 ETVs in infants for the treatment of hydrocephalus. The… CONTINUE READING


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