Initial endoscopic management of pineal region tumors and associated hydrocephalus: clinical series and literature review.

@article{Yamini2004InitialEM,
  title={Initial endoscopic management of pineal region tumors and associated hydrocephalus: clinical series and literature review.},
  author={Bakhtiar Yamini and Daniel Refai and Charles M. Rubin and David M. Frim},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 5 Suppl Pediatrics},
  pages={437-41}
}
OBJECT The authors report their experience in six patients with pineal tumors and associated hydrocephalus who underwent an endoscopic biopsy procedure and third ventriculocisternostomy (ETVC) in a single sitting. METHODS The ETVC was successfully performed without complication in all patients; however, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was eventually required in four. Histological diagnosis was successfully established in four patients. The authors also reviewed the literature to assess reports… CONTINUE READING

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