Intraoperative assessment of cerebral aqueduct patency and cisternal scarring: impact on success of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in 403 African children.

@article{Warf2010IntraoperativeAO,
  title={Intraoperative assessment of cerebral aqueduct patency and cisternal scarring: impact on success of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in 403 African children.},
  author={Benjamin C. Warf and Abhaya V Kulkarni},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={204-9}
}
OBJECT In the setting of a developing country where preoperative imaging may be limited, the authors wished to determine whether cisternal scarring or aqueduct patency at the time of surgery was sufficiently predictive of the failure of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) to justify shunt placement at the time of the initial operation. METHODS The status of the prepontine cistern and aqueduct at the time of ventriculoscopy was prospectively recorded in 403 children in whom an ETV had been… CONTINUE READING

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