Hydranencephaly treatments: retrospective case series and review of the literature.

@article{Thiongo2020HydranencephalyTR,
  title={Hydranencephaly treatments: retrospective case series and review of the literature.},
  author={Grace M. Thiong'o and Susan S Ferson and A. Leland Albright},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2020},
  pages={
          1-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review treatment options for infants with hydranencephaly and to consider the pros and cons of each treatment modality. METHODS This paper is a review of hydranencephaly as well as a retrospective analysis evaluating the outcomes of 52 infants with hydranencephaly who were treated at the Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya, in one of four ways: ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) insertion, endoscopic choroid plexus coagulation (CPC), open choroid… 
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