Endoscopy as an adjunct to shunting for hydrocephalus.


A procedure has been developed for positioning ventricular catheters using a miniature fiberoptic endoscope. The procedure permits accurate positioning of the ventricular catheter tip without the need for intraoperative X-ray studies. The procedure has been employed 102 times in 85 children. In each case, post-operative X-ray studies revealed the… (More)


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