Neuroendoscopic management of hydrocephalus secondary to midline and pineal lesions.

@article{Cipri2005NeuroendoscopicMO,
  title={Neuroendoscopic management of hydrocephalus secondary to midline and pineal lesions.},
  author={Saverio Cipri and Antonella Gangemi and Franco Cafarelli and Giovanni Messina and Pasquale Iacopino and Said Al Sayyad and Armando de Capua and Meredith Comi and A Musitano},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={97-106}
}
AIM In patients with space-occupying lesions of the pineal region, increased intracranial pressure is due to direct compression of the sylvian aqueduct. Based on results of the recent literature, neuroendoscopic management of obstructive hydrocephalus, secondary to tumors of the pineal gland, has gained a preeminent role respect to shunting procedures. METHODS In 14 select cases, hydrocephalus was secondary to midline and pineal lesions. The patient's age ranged from 1 to 56 years (mean 47.3… CONTINUE READING