Management of hydrocephalus in pediatric metastatic tumors of the posterior fossa at presentation

@article{Fournier2017ManagementOH,
  title={Management of hydrocephalus in pediatric metastatic tumors of the posterior fossa at presentation},
  author={L. Le Fournier and M. Delion and M. Esvan and E. de Carli and C. Chapp{\'e} and P. Mercier and P. Menei and L. Riffaud},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2017},
  volume={33},
  pages={1473-1480}
}
PurposePresence of metastases in newly diagnosed pediatric posterior fossa tumors (PFT) is not a rare situation, but optimal treatment of associated hydrocephalus in these children has remained undetermined.MethodsTwenty-nine children treated between January 2005 and December 2015 for a metastatic PFT associated with hydrocephalus constituted the study cohort. Patients were divided into three groups: ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS), endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), and temporary… Expand

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