Percutaneous sump drainage: a palliation for oft-recurring intracranial cystic lesions.

  title={Percutaneous sump drainage: a palliation for oft-recurring intracranial cystic lesions.},
  author={Kirpal S. Mann and Chung P. Yue and Guan B. Ong},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={19 1},

Management of primary or recurring grossly cystic craniopharyngiomas by means of draining systems

Drainage of the cyst cavity by means of derivative techniques may be as effective and less invasive; in combined management plans that such tumours often require, they are useful complementary procedures that can achieve long-lasting relief of symptoms, provided that the Cyst is unilocular.

Treatment of cystic astrocytomas with intracavitary phosphorus 32.

The preliminary data suggest that intracavitary 32P may provide a significant adjunctive therapy in the management of cystic astrocytomas.

Long-term access to cystic brain stem lesions using the Ommaya reservoir: technical case report.

The Ommaya reservoir allows for cyst aspiration in an outpatient setting and avoids multiple stereotactic manipulations, and may be converted to a cyst-peritoneal shunt if multiple aspirations fail to achieve cystic control.

Neuroendoscopic placement of Ommaya reservoir into a cystic craniopharyngioma

This neuroendoscopic procedure could make it easier to reduce cystic volume prior to GKS as the final procedure, and could be considered as an alternative management technique for some stubborn cystic craniopharyngiomas.

Percutaneous aspiration of brain tumor cysts via the Ommaya reservoir system

In the experience, tumor cyst aspiration by the Ommaya reservoir system is as effective as percutaneous needle aspiration, but after catheter placement aspiration can be performed with minimal technical skill, avoiding repeated CT guidance required for needle aspiration of recurrent deep-seated cysts.

Intraventricular haematoma: management of comatose patients with valve regulated external ventricular drainage.

Sump and valve regulated external ventricular drainage is a useful procedure in the management of patients with extensive intraventricular haematoma.

The Role of Stereotactic Cyst Aspiration for Glial and Metastatic Brain Tumors

Single stereotactic aspiration is a low risk procedure that provides immediate relief of symptoms in patients with cystic brain tumors and appears to be valuable together with the use of other therapeutic strategies.

Intracavitary Irradiation of Cystic Craniopharyngiomas

Because of papillary extensions and reactive gliosis, both cystic and solid craniopharyngiomas adhere closely to the surrounding brain tissue, which makes radical operative removal hazardous or even impossible, especially in larger tumors (those with diameters exceeding 3 cm).

Trattamento dei craniofaringiomi cistici mediante tecniche di drenaggio percutaneo TC guidate

Un trattamento derivativo rivolto alla eliminazione della componente fluida costituisce un utile provvedimento terapeutico che può servire ad ovviare molto rapidamente, anche se in maniera temporanea e palliativa, a gran parte ofi problemi causati dal tumore.

Treatment outcome of craniopharyngioma: 18‐Year experience at a Hong Kong regional neurosurgical centre

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the treatment outcome of craniopharyngioma at a neurosurgery centre in Hong Kong over an 18‐year period.



Sump drainage: a palliative manoeuvre for the treatment of craniopharyngioma.

  • J. Miles
  • Medicine
    Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
  • 1977
A sump system was used as a palliative manoeuvre in the treatment of four cases of cystic craniopharyngioma. Percutaneous needling of the subcutaneous reservoir enabled the fluid contents of the

Late results of radical excision of craniopharyngiomas in children.

  • E. Katz
  • Medicine
    Journal of neurosurgery
  • 1975
The results of radical surgical excision of craniopharyngiomas in children operated on by Dr. Donald Matson beginning in 1950 are presented and no predictive criteria are yet available to determine which tumors are amenable to radical surgery excision.

Intermittent drainage of intracranial cyst via the subcutaneous Ommaya reservoir. Technical note.

The following is a case study of a cyst of the pi tui tary fossa successfully decompressed in a decompressed reservoir by the use of the O m m a y a reservoir.

Glioblastoma with extracranial metastasis through ventriculopleural shunt. Case report.

✓ Extracranial metastasis of an intracranial glioblastoma through a ventriculopleural shunt to the right thorax is reported in a 22-year-old man following a ventriculopleural shunt and telecobalt

Management of craniopharyngioma in childhood.

A summary of recent clinical experience at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston with radical surgery for craniopharyngioma is presented and in more detail the complex fluid and steroid problems involved in management during the early postoperative period are discussed.

Postoperative intracavitary chemotherapy of malignant gliomas. A preliminary study using methotrexate.

In eight patients with malignant gliomas of the hemisphere and one with metatastic carcinoma, high doses of methotrexate were injected through an indwelling catheter into the bed of the tumor after craniotomy, and it was found possible to leave an ordinary catheter in a postoperative tumor cavity for as long as 44 days.

Long-term survival in the astrocytoma series.

Treatment of craniopharyngiomas.

Experiences with radioactive gold in the treatment of craniopharyngioma