Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus in Uganda: report of a scoring system that predicts success.

@article{Warf2010EndoscopicTV,
  title={Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus in Uganda: report of a scoring system that predicts success.},
  author={Benjamin C. Warf and John K Mugamba and Abhaya V Kulkarni},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          143-8
        }
}
OBJECT In Uganda, childhood hydrocephalus is common and difficult to treat. In some children, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) can be successful and avoid dependence on a shunt. This can be especially beneficial in Uganda, because of the high risk of infection and long-term failure associated with shunting. Therefore, the authors developed and validated a model to predict the chances of ETV success, taking into account the unique characteristics of a large sub-Saharan African population… CONTINUE READING
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